Vance Mattis retired from the New Jersey State Police at the rank of Lieutenant after twenty years of service. Immediately prior to his retirement he commanded the New Jersey State Police Academy’s Law Enforcement Science Unit. Prior to his assignment to the Academy, he spent fifteen years within NJSP Field Operations Branch which culminated with his position as a Tactical Patrol Supervisor on the New Jersey Turnpike.
Mr. Mattis has extensive experience in teaching, training development, conducting needs assessments, leadership development, strategic planning, measurement of training, and the principles of return on investment. He was directly responsible for the development of the New Jersey State Police Strategic Planning Model and its implementation organization wide. During his tenure within the Executive Development Training Unit, Mr. Mattis developed and delivered rank specific supervisory training for the ranks of Sergeant through Lieutenant Colonel.
Mr. Mattis is one of the founding members of the Stockton University Center for Public Safety and Security (CPSS), an academic initiative in partnership with our State’s public safety and security sectors. In the role as a Consultant to the Center, he serves as the class coordinator and lead instructor for both the NJSACOP Front Line Supervision and Middle Management Leadership programs. He is instrumental in the day to day operations of the Center, and assists with the management and coordination of all other CPSS programs.
Since 2010, Mr. Mattis has developed training products, and served as both a proctor and as an instructor for the New Jersey Regional Intelligence Academy (RIA). Additionally, Mr. Mattis has authored multiple strategic plans and organizational assessments for municipal, county, state, and private institutions.
Mr. Mattis holds a Master’s Degree of Administrative Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Seton Hall University, and an Associate’s Degree in Law Enforcement Science from Mercer County Community College. He is a graduate of the FBI Instructor Development Training Course, the NJSP Instructor Training Course, and the Penn State University Justice and Safety Institute Instructor Development Training Course. Mr. Mattis has also attended Fusion Center training at the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterrey California, and holds a certification in 360 Degree Leadership Profile Assessments.
Mr. Mattis is a Professional Member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD), an Associate Member of ASIS International, and a Member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).