Frank Colaprete

Frank Colaprete



Frank Colaprete is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Administration at a college in upstate New York. He is also an adjunct faculty member of New England College. Dr. Colaprete served for 20 years in policing retiring as a Police Lieutenant. He is currently teaching, consulting, and conducting independent criminal justice research in myriad topics as the owner and lead consultant of Justice Systems Solutions, LLC.

He has published three textbooks: Internal Investigations: A Practitioner’s Approach and Mentoring in the Criminal Justice Professions: Conveyance of the Craft, both released through Charles C. Thomas Publishers, Limited, and Pre-Employment Background Investigations for Public Safety Professionals through the Taylor Francis Group/CRC Press. His publications also include numerous journal articles in police management, training, and investigations.

His work has garnered the Top 10 finalist award from the International Association of Chiefs of Police/Motorola Corporation Webber Seavey Award process and has also been featured in the National League of Cities database for successful municipal programs. In 2009, the administration of the Norwich University College of Graduate and Continuing Studies conferred upon him the Distinguished Faculty of the Year Award.

Dr. Colaprete has been featured as a subject matter expert contributor in internal and pre-employment investigations for the Washington Post, Huffington Post, and the Privacy Piracy/KUCI radio talk show at the University of California at Irvine. He is also a Certified Litigation Specialist (C.L.S.) (Americans for Effective Law Enforcement) and certified Master Instructor, Instructor Evaluator, and Instructor Consultant through the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services Office of Public Safety.


Dr. Colaprete completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management and his Master of Science degree in Organizational Management and Strategic Leadership from Roberts Wesleyan College. His Doctor of Education degree is from Nova Southeastern University. His dissertation was titled, The Development of a Criminal Investigator Mentoring Program for Police Personnel of the Rochester Police Department.