Chief Harrison Dillard (Retired)

SPECIAL ADVISOR TO THE PRESIDENT

Captain Harrison Dillard (Retired)
Morris County Prosecutor’s Office

Chief Harrison Dillard is a reform-minded law enforcement professional with over twenty-five years of government administration and public safety management and leadership. He is a recently retired Captain of Detectives with a demonstrated history of implementing substantial policy and procedural changes designed to mitigate risks, improve outcomes and force multiply. As a U.S. Army Veteran, he is results-driven with a proven track record of designing, spearheading and directing new programs and initiatives geared towards promoting professionalism and accountability in order to strengthen trust with the communities we serve.

Prior to joining the Army, Chief Dillard received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University and during his tour of duty he was promoted to Sergeant, was a team leader while deployed to Bosnia during Operation Joint Endeavor, and taught Criminal Justice classes for the University of Maryland while stationed in Germany. Throughout his career, Chief Dillard has participated in thousands of investigations relating to gangs, guns and drugs and conducted over 350 transactions while acting in an undercover capacity. He is a lead instructor at the Undercover Narcotics Investigations Training (UNIT) course and Top Gun course, having taught nearly 50 classes to approximately 4,000 students, and has been deemed an expert in drug trafficking by the Superior Courts of Morris and Passaic Counties. In 2022, Chief Dillard was appointed to the Chief of Police of the Moravian University Police Department.

Chief Dillard continues to serve as the Chairperson of the Civil Rights and Diversity Committee of the New Jersey Chapter of NOBLE – National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives; the Special Advisor to the President of MALEA – Muslim American Law Enforcement Association and President of the NAACP – National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Hunterdon County Chapter. Chief Dillard is dedicated to ensuring equal opportunities and treatment for all throughout the criminal justice system by speaking truth to power and challenging the status quo, as he continues to work with multiple State agencies and legislators on projects relating to increasing cultural awareness and diversity.