Phil Pulaski has 41 years of law enforcement experience, and was the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) Chief of Detectives for 5 years where he was responsible for 3,600 personnel. During his more than 33 year career with the NYPD, Phil Pulaski managed patrol, investigative, counterterrorism, community affairs, quality of life and other public safety operations.
Phil Pulaski is also an experienced legal professional and has practiced law for 40 years. Mr. Pulaski served as a managing attorney in the NYPD’s Legal Bureau, and wrote numerous legal publications. He also provided a significant amount of legal training to NYPD personnel including 10 NY State Bar Continuing Legal Education courses.
Mr. Pulaski received his Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s University School of Law at night in Queens NY while he worked during the day as a civil engineer for the US Environmental Protection Agency. Mr. Pulaski was admitted to the NY State Bar in 1981, and was subsequently admitted to practice law in the US Supreme Court, US Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, and US District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of NY.
As the NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner of Operations and Chief of Detectives, Mr. Pulaski collaborated closely with the senior executive assistant district attorneys of the five NYC District Attorney’s Offices and the Special Narcotics Prosecutor, as well as senior attorneys of the NYC Law Department and NYC Mayor’s Office on numerous innovative criminal justice programs.
After retiring from the NYPD in 2014, Phil Pulaski received a Master of Laws advanced law degree (LLM) summa cum laude from Touro College Law School in Islip, New York and maintained a 4.0 GPA. He also is an adjunct professor of law at Pace University Law School.