BiographyMajor (honorably retired as of April 2010) Michael Ronczkowski served the citizens of Miami-Dade County for 27 years in assignments that consisted of 20+ years of investigations to include; burglary, auto theft, assault, robbery, fugitives and homeland security which included the Joint Terrorism Task Force.
Major Ronczkowski retired after serving four years as the Department’s Homeland Security Bureau Commander and Director of the Miami-Dade (Southeast Florida) Fusion Center. Major Ronczkowski also served as the Chair of the County’s Terrorism Advisory Committee, member of the Southeast Regional Domestic Security Task Force, Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Grant Program and Urban Area Work Group board member for Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. He also served as an advisor for the Major Cities Chiefs Association Intelligence Commanders Group.
Major Ronczkowski has testified before both the U.S. Senate and Congress on matters related to Islamic Extremism and Emergency Response. He also served as one of the original leaders responsible for the establishment of the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative.
Major Ronczkowski holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Masters degree in Public Administration from Florida Atlantic University as well as being a graduate of the FBI’s National Academy, Session 217.
Major Ronczkowski is also an established instructor on matters related to homeland security, intelligence, analysis, and an authorized GIS instructor for ESRI. He served eight years as an adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University teaching terrorism and has been an instructor for the Alpha Group Center for Crime and Intelligence Analysis for nearly 10 years.
May 2008 – Present Technical Consultant: Self Employed Independent Contractor; Serve as a subject matter expert for national corporations focusing on emergency management, disaster response and homeland security.
March 2004 – Present Associate Instructor: Alpha Group Center; Instructor for the leading company for intelligence and crime analysis. Instructor for a 3-day Homeland Security and Terrorism Analysis Course. POST certified.
August 2002 – May 2010 Adjunct Faculty Instructor: Florida Atlantic University; College of Architecture, Urban and Public Affairs; Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Instructor for Terrorism & Criminal Justice courses.
April 2001 – 2006 Authorized GIS Software Instructor: Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI). Instruct ArcView 3.x, geographic information system (GIS) software. Certification number 219653.
November 1999 – 2005 Lead Associate Technical Instructor: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center - Southeast (NLECTC-SE). Provide technical instruction, database structure, and data cleaning assistance for the Crime Mapping Analysis Program and for ESRI ArcView GIS software. Services are provided to agencies throughout North America.
1990 – 2010 Certified State of Florida law enforcement general topics and driving instructor, as of 2003 a certified law enforcement instructor in the State of Arkansas and as of 2008 certified in the State of Georgia.
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS:
September 2011 – (Author) Terrorism and Organized Hate Crimes, Intelligence Gathering, Analysis, and Investigations, 3rd edition – CRC Press Ltd., Boca Raton, FL.
June 2011 – (Contributing Author) Adam Yahiye Gadahn – The Encyclopedia of Terrorism –Second Edition – SAGE Publications
July 2010 – (Presenter) IJIS Institute Annual Conference – Sanibel, Florida
February 2010 – (Presenter) National Fusion Center Conference – Super Bowl XLIV Intelligence and Analysis (Project Dolphin) – New Orleans, LA
October 2009 – (Presenter) International Association Chiefs of Police (IACP) Annual Conference – National Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative – Denver, CO
July 2009 – (Presenter & Panelist) ESRI Homeland Security Summit – Fusion Centers and Spatial Analysis – San Diego, CA
February 2009 – (Presenter) National Fusion Center Conference – Fusion Center Base Line Capabilities – Kansas City, MO
November 2008 – (Presenter) International Association Chiefs of Police (IACP) Annual Conference – National Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative – San Diego, CA
October and November 2007 – (Testifier) United States Senate and Congressional Homeland Security Subcommittees for Islamic Extremists and Law Enforcement Deployment / Mutual Aid
November 2006 – (Author) Terrorism and Organized Hate Crimes, Intelligence Gathering, Analysis, and Investigations, 2nd edition – CRC Press Ltd., Boca Raton, FL.
December 2005 – (Contributing Author) Miami-Dade Police Department – The Encyclopedia of Police Science, Third Edition, 2 vols., ed. Jack R. Greene. New York: Routledge, 2007
September 2005 – (Presenter) International Association Chiefs of Police (IACP) Annual Conference – Analysis Driven Enforcement – Miami Beach, FL
2005 – (Author) Using Police Information – Bureau of Justice Assistance and John Jay College – Cultural Diversity and the Police (CDAP) – NY and DC
December 2004 – (Contributing Author) Terrorism – The Encyclopedia of Criminology –Routledge (Taylor and Francis Group) New York, NY, 2005
August 2004 – (Presenter) Texas Association of Crime and Intelligence Analysis annual training conference – Homeland Security Analysis – El Paso, TX
July 2004 – (Presenter) CALEA, Summer Conference – Homeland Security Analysis; An Approach for Law Enforcement – Buffalo, NY
June 2004 – (Author) Analysis and Intelligence Driven Enforcement – The future for law enforcement and homeland security – CALEA Update Journal Number 85
November 2003 – (Presenter) Florida Crime and Intelligence Analysis Association annual conference – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
September 2003 – (Author) Terrorism and Organized Hate Crimes, Intelligence Gathering, Analysis, and Investigations – CRC Press Ltd., Boca Raton, FL.
April 26, 2002 – (Author) Tactical / Investigative Analysis of Targeted Crimes, published by the National Institute of Justice in the Advanced Crime Mapping Topics book sponsored by the Crime Mapping and Analysis Program
2002 – (Workshop Presenter) 6th Annual National Institute of Justice, Mapping & Analysis for Public Safety International Conference – Denver, CO
2002 – (Presenter) International Association of Crime Analysts, Training Conference – Orlando, FL
2001 – (Presenter) International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analyst, Regional Training – Miramar, FL
2000 & 2001 - (Presenter) International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analyst - San Diego, CA, and Chicago, IL
2000 – (Presenter) International Association of Crime Analysts, International Training Conference – Denver, CO
September 1999 – (Author) The Robbery Clearinghouse: Successful Real-Time Analysis, published in the “Police Chief” magazine of the International Association Chiefs of Police
July 1996 – (Author) Robbery Clearinghouse; Impacts Change in State Laws published in the Miami-Dade County intra-county “Alert” magazine
Homeland Security, Intelligence, SARs, Analysis, Public Safety and Fusion Centers