BJA Director, Jon Adler
As a volunteer law enforcement leader, Director Adler served as the National President of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) for seven years, and as a Board Officer for 13 years. He was also honored to serve as the Vice Chair of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) under the Chair leadership of former Attorney General John Ashcroft. Additionally, Director Adler has served as the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (F.L.E.O.A.) Foundation's National President. The F.L.E.O.A. Foundation is a charitable organization that supports federal law enforcement officers and their families, and serves on national campaigns such as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's Take 25 program.
Director Adler also served as the first Chair of the Congressional Badge of Bravery Federal Review Board, chartered and served on the Department of Homeland Security Federal Law Enforcement Advisory Board, and served on the Executive Board of the International Council of Police Represented Associations.
Director Adler served as an active-duty federal law enforcement officer since 1991, and prior to his presidential appointment as BJA Director, served 16 years with the United States Attorney's Office in the Southern District of New York. In his capacity as the Chief Firearms Training Officer, Director Adler oversaw the district's Use of Force training program. In the course of his 26 years of service in law enforcement, Director Adler was honored to serve as a First Responder at Ground "Hero" on September 11th, 2001.
Director Adler is a proud member of Beta Gamma Sigma (National Business Honor Society), Kappa Delta Pi (International Honor Society in Education), and a charter member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association. He has his undergraduate degree in Business Administration (graduated Magna Cum Laude) and his Master's degree in Human Resource Administration and Training, with an emphasis in law enforcement (graduated Magna Cum Laude).