Ed Cronin has worked in the law enforcement field for approximately 30 years. His career includes experience as a police chief in two cities in Massachusetts.
While working in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, he co-developed a dialoguing and systems approach to address the issues of unconscious racism and how it affected the community. His ground breaking work brought the police, minority community and the greater community at large together to engage in a process that identified and addressed the problems of deep seated unconscious racism and an understanding of how to identify and address the roots of the problem. This work resulted in Mr. Cronin receiving the 2011 Individual Achievement Award in Civil Rights from the International Chiefs of Police.
Mr. Cronin also has extensive international experience having worked in Cairo, Egypt for one year at the U.S. Embassy as a police advisor to the Egyptian Police. He also worked for three years as a Program Director for a U.S. State Department funded project to address violence against women in Russia, Ukraine and Georgia.
He holds a M.S. in Criminal Justice Management form the University of Lowell, along with an advanced graduate degree in Organizational Development from Suffolk University and a one year certification in coaching from the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching.