is a criminal justice professional with over 35 years of comprehensive experience with three different Pennsylvania law enforcement agencies. He retired from the Pennsylvania State Police after having served at every rank from Trooper to Deputy Commissioner of Staff and then went on to serve as the Chief of Police in Lower Paxton Township and later in the City of Allentown. During his tenure with both the Allentown and Lower Paxton Police Departments, he successfully led the agencies through the Pennsylvania Accreditation process.
He has served as a Technical Advisor to the US Department of Justice and a Technical consultant to the national police departments in the Republic of El Salvador and the Republic of Honduras. Since 1996 he regularly has served as a consultant to the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and has personally represented the IACP on many occasions in selection processes for police agency chief executives and senior management officers throughout the United States.
He currently serves as the President of Blackburn Strategies, Inc. which is a consulting firm that provides operational and administrative consulting services to assist public safety organizations improve their business processes and attain their strategic objectives. At present, he serves as the Accreditation and Member Services Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association.
He is the recipient of both a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Elizabethtown College and is a graduate of both the FBI National Academy and the Northwestern University nine month in residency management program.
To contact Joe Blackburn, please call our office at 1 (732) 279-6657.