Phil Pulaski is a retired police executive who enjoyed a 33-year career with the New York City Police Department (NYPD). After joining the NYPD in 1980, he was assigned to the 77th Precinct in Brooklyn and subsequently held a number of positions in different commands. Phil Pulaski served as the deputy commissioner of operations as well as the commanding officer in charge of a variety of critical divisions, such as special investigations, forensic investigations, the counterterrorism bureau, and the joint terrorism task force. Capping his law enforcement career, at the time of his retirement in 2014, Mr. Pulaski had served for more than 4 years as the NYPD’s chief of detectives.
During his time with the NYPD, Phil Pulaski was responsible for leading dedicated officers, investigators and supervisors in many critical commands. After the 2001 Anthrax attack on the city, for example, he coordinated the department’s weapons of mass destruction incident response and subsequent investigation. He also directed an initiative by the NYPD to increase and strengthen the use of forensic science in police work. In 2014, Mr. Pulaski was selected by the United States Department of Justice to serve as a commissioner on the National Commission on Forensic Science.
Mr. Pulaski holds a juris doctor from St. John’s University Law School and is presently pursuing a master of laws at Touro Law School in Suffolk, New York.