Ronald Cohen

Ronald Cohen currently serves as a deputy commissioner and senior advisor in the areas of criminal justice coordination, special enforcement and citywide event coordination for the New York City Criminal Justice Coordinator's Office and the Mayor's Office of Citywide Event Coordination and Management.

Ronald Cohen began his career in public service in 1988 working for the New York City Department of Sanitation. During his time at Sanitation, he worked in a variety of divisions including the Sanitation Police, where he rose to the rank of Lieutenant. In 1996, Mr. Cohen was appointed as a Special Investigator to the New York City Trade Waste Commission (now known as the NYC Business Integrity Commission).

Later, Mr. Cohen was promoted to Chief Investigator, Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner and Acting Chairman where he was appointed by the Mayor to manage a multi-agency staff to identify and eliminate the influence of organized crime in the private carting industry, the public wholesale markets and the shipboard gambling industry.

For his work and dedication over the years, Mr. Cohen has received numerous awards and commendations including the Isaac Lieberman Public Service Award – an award given to career public servants who demonstrate dedication beyond their job performance and have improved the efficiency and quality of services rendered to the people of the City of New York. Mr. Cohen also received the United States Department of Justice Public Service Award for Meritorious Service – an award given to civil servants who have made material contributions to raising the standards of cooperative Law Enforcement.

In addition, Mr. Cohen has been recognized by both the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New York State Office of Emergency Management for his efforts during and after the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center.

Most recently, Mr. Cohen has been recognized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Department of Justice and Labor for his work in coordinating multi-agency task force investigations.