Carmelo V. Huertas is a retired major of the New Jersey State Police (NJSP), with twenty-five years of service with the NJSP. After spending six years as NJSP trooper, Mr. Huertas subsequently became an instructor for the NJSP Academy, where he was responsible for developing training programs and providing instruction in basic and advance law enforcement. Mr. Huertas was then selected to develop and lead the creation of the State House Complex Security Unit, which expanded to more than one hundred personnel. Mr. Huertas has also served as commanding officer of various divisions of the NJSP. He is currently the Chief Director of the Department of Public Safety for the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Mr. Huertas earned a B.S. degree from the University of the State of New York, a Master’s degree from Seton Hall University, and a J.D. degree from Seton Hall Law School. He also has a distinguished military career and has been awarded several service medals and commendations.