AWARDED NJ BLUE NOW 2017 SENIOR JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
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. He has established an exploratory committee for a possible 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 was a featured guest editorial columnist in The Dominion Post. He is a regular contributor to the law enforcement magazines The Blue Magazine and NJ and NY Blue Now.
Joel makes his home in North Central West Virginia with his wife and family pets.
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