John R. Marley

Professor Marley is assigned to the New Jersey State Police (NJSP), Central Security Unit, which investigates threats and other criminal incidents that are directed against high-level elected and appointed state officials.

Prior to his current assignment Professor Marley was assigned to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF),  where he worked both international and domestic terrorism investigations. Prior to his assignment with the JTTF he was assigned to the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP).

Prior to his assignment with NJOHSP Professor Marley was assigned to the NJSP Academy in the In-Service Training Unit and was responsible for pre-service and in-service training.  He instructed in firearms, anti-terrorism awareness, and first aid. In addition, he also served as the NJSP coordinator for Anti-Terrorism Awareness seminars that were conducted by the FBI, NJSP, and NJOHSP during his time as an Academy instructor.  

Prior to his transfer to the Academy, Professor Marley was assigned to Troop “A,” where he worked with the Technical Emergency and Mission Specialists (TEAMS) Unit—a full-time SWAT, SCUBA Search and Recovery, and High Angle Rescue Unit—and the Tactical Patrol Unit. He began his career with the NJSP as a general-duty road trooper after graduating with the 116th class in 1995.

Professor Marley served eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. He is an adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he teaches homeland security courses for graduate and undergraduate students.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Richard Stockton College and a Master of Arts degree in education from Seton Hall University.

Professor Marley can be reached at

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