Joseph A. Race is in the midst of a diverse career spanning over 20 years between the United States Marine Corps, private law practice and the Madison Police Department.Mr. Race is a Captain with the Madison (CT) Police Department and commands the Administrative Division of the Madison Police Department which includes training, public information, special events and accreditation.Mr. Race led the Madison Police Department through successful CALEA and State of Connecticut Accreditation processes and is currently working on a dual accreditation for the Madison Police Department in Law Enforcement and Communications, seeking to make the Madison Police Department the only Connecticut agency to hold such distinction.Mr. Race is a Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council certified instructor in: Civil Liability, Connecticut Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Search & Seizure, Housing Law and Report Writing.
Mr. Race received his Associate Degree from Campbell University while on active duty in the United States Marine Corps and his Bachelor’s Degree, magna cum laude, in Law and Society with a minor in Political Science from Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota.Mr. Race received his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Quinnipiac University School of Law and was a practicing member of both the New York and Connecticut bars while practicing law in the areas of civil litigation, business formation and estate planning.
Mr. Race was a member of the Charlie Company, 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division and was deployed as a member of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit.Mr. Race is currently a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Connecticut Bar Association and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Mr. Race is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute’s 76th Command Officers Development Course and the 270th Session of the FBI National Academy.
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