Retired Chief, John Comparetto joined the NYC Police Department in 1973, retiring as a Lieutenant in 1999. His last assignment was as Executive Officer of the NY DEA Task Force. In 1999 he went to New Jersey as a Chief, retiring from the Passaic County Sheriffs Office in 2008 after being injured in a chase/shooting incident.
John has a Bachelors Degree from New York Institute of Technology, a Master of Public Administration from Marist College and a Master of Administrative Science from Fairleigh Dickenson University.
He is a graduate if the FBI National Academy, 145th session, the Police Executive Research Forum Senior Management Institute for Police, the DEA Drug Unit Commanders Academy and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development School. He is currently the President of NYS FOP Lodge 188, President of the NY Organization of Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association and Executive Director of the Rockland County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
Jeffrey Hochman, Chairman of the Board
Retired Detective Sergeant Hochman has over 22 years in Law Enforcement and security experience. He started his government service with the military, entering the United States Marine Corps at 18 years old as a 0311 Infantryman. When he finished his tour in the Marines he entered the law-enforcement field. His first assignment was a 25-month deep undercover assignment working illegal narcotics and weapons purchases under an OCDETF program. From there over the years he worked his way through patrol, tactical units and then into Robbery, Shooting and Homicide investigations as both a detective and later as a Detective Sergeant in command of detectives.
In 2005 as a commander Jeff assisted in much of the daily operations in the uptown sector of New Orleans during and immediately after Hurricane Katrina. After the storm he was appointed as the commander of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Gang Task Force and was the liaison between the New Orleans Police Department – FBI Task Force and other USA law enforcement agencies that were involved with Katrina refugees that were involved in criminal activity.
After several years, Jeff was recruited by the Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Improvised Explosives Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) program to go to Iraq and work counter terrorism/ counter insurgency operations in Iraq for 14 months. After his deployment to Iraq he relocated to Israel and he is currently a sworn commissioned Detective with the Israeli National Police Mitnadev (Reserve) unit and has completed the Basic (Mishtara) Police course and the Bilush (Detective Course) and now works special investigations. Detective Sergeant Hochman has received numerous awards throughout his career from both USA LE and the Israeli National Police
During most of his career as a Detective and later as a commander of Detectives he worked organized crime (OC) and gang related Crimes Against Persons (C.A.P.E.R.S.). He was the commander of the FBI – New Orleans Police Department Metro Gang / OC task force and worked transnational organized crime as well as terrorism cases. During this period he was issued a TS SCI security clearance and was commissioned as a Deputy US Marshall and Special FBI Officer.
Retired Police Sergeant John Negron has over 25 years in Law Enforcement and in the private security industry. At the age of 19 John was certified as an EMT by the State of New York and landed his first job for a private ambulance company in the borough of Brooklyn, NY.
At the age of 24 he joined the NYCPD where he served as NYC Police officer in one of the roughest part of NY (Brooklyn North). As a Police Officer he was assigned to street patrol. Growing up in one of the most arduous parts of Brooklyn such as East New York, Brownsville and Bushwick, he felt the streets was where he can be utilized and benefit the city of New York best. He enjoyed and felt an adrenaline rush while handling 911 calls, especially gun runs. Subsequently, John and his partner were assigned to the Organize Anti-Coalitions detail. The Coalition groups visit construction sites and extort construction companies and their workers. Coalitions try to force the construction companies to hire their workers by stopping the construction work, threatening physical harm or extorting for kick backs. During that same time he attended St. Joseph College for the next two years.
In 1998 John was promoted to Sergeant and reassigned to the 71st precinct in Crown Heights, Brooklyn South in a supervisory capacity. John was assigned as Desk Officer, Street Patrol and Anti-Crime Unit Supervisor. The Anti-Crime Unit consisted of undercover work and supervising a team which collaborated with the detectives working on certain cases. He retired in 2003.
Later on he was employed by The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) where he performed armed security for the next five years. John has been very verbal regarding how retired law enforcement officers are ignored, overlooked or just abandon by their departments. He aspires to make a difference as a invaluable force within this association in order to help give a voice to all RLEOs who have served their state and country honorably.