Deputy Chief Michael Rein


Michael Rein serves as the Deputy Chief of University Police of the Rutgers University Police Department; an agency of more than 180 sworn and 230 non-sworn employees.  In this role he serves as a the agency’s second in command; primarily overseeing all professional standards functions.  DC Rein supervises the Internal Affairs, CALEA Accreditation, 9-1-1 Communications, Department Training Functions as well as the University’s compliance with the Clery Act. He has been responsible for the coordination and management of the University Police Department’s CALEA Accreditation since its initial self-assessment phase.  In addition, he oversees the deployment of all Public Safety Technologies (CCTV, Access Control & Alarm installations and monitoring) on the university’s campuses, statewide.  DC Rein serves as an appointed member to the New Jersey Statewide Public Safety Communications Commission working to enhance 9-1-1 telephone and Interoperable Communications Systems in New Jersey. He is also an active CALEA assessor and Team Leader.

DC Rein holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice and Master of Arts Degree in Labor and Employee Relations from Rutgers University.  DC Rein is a graduate of the West Point Command and Leadership Program (NJSACOP Command & Leadership Academy); Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (FBI LEEDS); 10th session of the New Jersey State Chiefs of Police Executive Institute; and the 264th session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy in Quantico, VA.

DC Rein’s honors and awards include being recognized by the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) as the 2010 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for his work building public/private partnerships to provide nationally recognized law enforcement training opportunities to the New Jersey Law Enforcement Community and in 2016 being recognized amongst the inaugural recipients of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) 40 Under 40 award.

DC Rein is a regular instructor at area police academies in the areas of ethics, police use of force, risk mitigation, employee and administrative investigations, and social media etiquette for public employees.