POLICE COMMISSIONER STEPHEN G. McALLISTER
With a distinguished academic background,
McAllister graduated with a Bachelor of Science in
Special Studies at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY
and went on to receive a graduate certificate in
Criminal Justice Studies from the FBI National
Academy-University of Virginia in Quantico.
Subsequently, he obtained a Master of Arts in
Criminal Justice from John Jay College, City University
of New York, specializing in Police Administration
and graduated from the Police Management Institute,
Columbia University Business School in New York.
McAllister’s journey has run the gamut of police work
and, at almost every step of the way, his talents have
been recognized by promotion after promotion. In
1984, he first became a police officer. His early career
as sergeant on the streets of Brooklyn offered him a
bird’s-eye view into the world of narcotics of mostly
buy-and-bust operations. He was eventually offered
an opportunity in internal affairs investigating
corruption within the New York Police Department.
“Our job was to uncover the truth,” McAllister said.
He quickly moved up the ranks to lieutenant and
began training internal investigators, teaching them
practical exercises to retain their knowledge.
His experience led him to one of his most challenging
roles as inspector of the NYPD and commanding
officer of the Transit Borough of Manhattan from
2005 to 2008. There, he oversaw nearly 1,000
employees, who were charged with safety and security
of five million daily riders within the New York
subway system. Under his command, the Transit
Borough Manhattan experienced an overall decrease
in reported crime of 34 percent.
Following that position, he was hired as a crime
control strategy consultant for the City of Newark
Police Department where he was responsible for
analyzing all departmental policies and procedures.
Utilizing the Comp-Stat process as it is referred to,
McAllister examined crime and internal police
department procedures allowing for the
re-engineering of those procedures in response to
crime and their effect within the Newark community
and the efficiencies of the Agency.