Steven Weiss, MS
Lieutenant, New York City Police Department
INSTRUCTOR, M.S. IN LAW ENFORCEMENT & PUBLIC SAFETY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
Steven Weiss served with New York City Police Department for twenty-one years, retiring in July 2020, holding the rank of Lieutenant. Fifteen of the twenty-one years were in a leadership position. Lt. Weiss began his career with the NYPD in 1999 and served as a patrol officer, plainclothes anti-crime officer, and a community affairs officer in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. As a Sergeant in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, he served as a patrol supervisor, field training supervisor, and integrity control officer. As a Lieutenant, he first served in Crown Heights Brooklyn as a Platoon Commander and later as a special operations supervisor.
In the final six years of his career, Lt. Weiss served as the Commanding Officer of three Precinct Detectives Squads within the NYPD Detective Bureau. In that position, he supervised investigations into crimes ranging in severity from larceny to murder.
Additionally, Lt. Weiss served for 13-months with the Office of the Chief of Crime Control Strategies. The office is responsible for overseeing the CompStat process, including co-chairing the NYPD’s weekly CompStat meetings. The office also oversees 100 crime analysts, maintains a robust data analytics unit, and is responsible for creating policy and innovative strategies for reducing crime in New York City.
Lt. Weiss also serves on the Board of Directors and is the Director of Research for the Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP). His research has led to the discovery of hundreds of previously unrecorded line of duty deaths throughout the United States, many of which have since been added to local, state, and national memorials. Lt. Weiss holds a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science from the New York Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership from the University of San Diego. He is a graduate of the 265th Session of the FBI National Academy, where his classmates selected him to serve as class spokesman and deliver the commencement address.