Brendan Cox

Director of Policing Strategies, LEAD Support Bureau
Brendan Cox

Chief (Ret.) Brendan Cox is the Director of Policing Strategies at the LEAD Support Bureau where he provides strategic guidance on the operation of Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion/Let Everyone Advance with Dignity to jurisdictions around the world. Brendan comes to the Support Bureau after a twenty-three-year career with the Albany, New York police department, where he retired as Chief of Police in 2017.

Brendan has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Dayton and a Master of Public Administration from Marist College. He is a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police. He is a member of the New York State Juvenile Justice Advisory Group and was appointed to the New York Governor’s Workgroup to Draft Legislation for Regulated Adult-Use Marijuana Program in 2018.

Brendan is an adjunct professor with the State University of New York at Delhi. He is an Executive Fellow with the National Police Institute, a member of the Global Law Enforcement and Public Health Association and a board member for Law Enforcement Action Partnership.

He and his wife Ann have two children, Connor and Spencer.