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A former Baltimore City (Western and Northern Districts) and Crofton, Maryland Police Officer and Kingwood, West Virginia Chief of Police - Joel has also served as General Manager of Alpine Lake Resort in Terra Alta, West Virginia and as a Security Consultant based in Morgantown, West Virginia.
Joel has been a certified Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Instructor. He was Vice-Chairman of the multi-jurisdictional Tygart Valley Narcotics and Violent Crime Task Force and has established an exploratory committee for a likely run for Preston County West Virginia Sheriff in 2020.
Joel was appointed to the 2015-2016 term of the Morgantown West Virginia daily newspaper's Community Advisory Board and as such was a featured guest editorial columnist in The Dominion Post. He is a regular contributor to the law enforcement magazines The Blue Magazine/NJ and NY Blue Now along with Retired Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, 9/11 NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik and other nationally recognized law enforcement authorities.
Joel makes his home in North Central West Virginia with his wife and family pets.