retired from the New Jersey State Police in 2008 after 25 years of distinguished service. While serving as the interim Deputy Superintendent of Investigations in 2008, he exercised oversight of all investigations performed by both the Intelligence and the Special Investigations Sections, as well as the functions of the state’s nationally accredited forensic laboratories. Prior to leading the investigative and intelligence operations for the New Jersey State Police, he was the Executive Officer of the Office of Professional Standards (OPS) and the Division Human Resources Section. In his role in OPS, Major Toms (Ret.) directed internal investigations, inspections, and audit functions for the State Police. In his role as Executive Officer of the Division Human Resources Section (DHRS), Major Toms (Ret.) oversaw all training and organizational development functions throughout the organization. This included designing and implementing an organizational plan to attain CALEA (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies) accreditation for the New Jersey State Police. Based upon his leadership of the State Police CALEA initiative, the New Jersey State Police is now a CALEA Nationally Accredited organization.
Leading up to his roles in OPS and DHRS, Major Toms (Ret.) was Commandant of the New Jersey State Police Academy. While leading the Academy he reorganized the training staff while training several hundred recruits during one of the largest hiring periods in State Police history. As Commandant, he directed changes that included how training was delivered, implemented a comprehensive e-learning platform and Learning Management System (LMS) and introduced a complete line of executive development courses for the organization’s senior management.
Dr. Toms holds a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and public administration from The College of New Jersey, a Master’s degree in educational administration and supervision from Seton Hall University, and an Ed.D. in human resource development from The George Washington University. As a New Jersey Police Training Commission and FBI certified law enforcement instructor, Dr. Toms has lectured to thousands of federal, state, and local law enforcement officers in training programs throughout New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
Dr. Toms has been an adjunct faculty member of Fairleigh Dickinson University since 2000, instructing various courses in organizational behavior, development, communications, and leadership. Dr. Toms served as the Interim President of Brookdale Community College from March 2011, through June 2012.
To contact Dr. Bill Toms, please call our office at (732) 279-6657.