Chief Paul Cell began his law enforcement career in 1980, and has served as the chief of police at the Montclair State University Police Department in New Jersey since 2001. In 2014 he was elected to the Board of Officers of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and currently serves as the 3rd Vice President. Chief Cell is a member and past president of the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP). He continues to serve as the NJSACOP International Executive Law Enforcement Liaison and chair of the Critical Incident Response Committee. Chief Cell is also part of the National Law Enforcement Advisory Board for the drug education program Law Enforcement Against Drugs (L.E.A.D.).
A graduate of the FBI National Academy, FBI LEEDS, and the IACP National Law Enforcement Leadership and Institute on Violence Against Women, Chief Cell worked and trained internationally through programs with the South African Police Services, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Ontario Police Chiefs, and at the International College of Policing at Bramshill, England.
Chief Cell is the Co-Administrator of the Montclair State University Sexual Assault Response Team (SART). Chief Cell is a co-author and editor of the textbook Creating Comprehensive Campus Sexual Assault Response Teams, and he serves on the working groups of the NJ Governor’s Advisory Council Against Sexual Violence and the NJ Homeland Security Emergency Services. In addition, he was appointed to the advisory board of the Civic Research Institute Quarterly Review.