Ken Rice is an NYPD Sergeant, as well as an admitted attorney assigned to his department’s Legal Bureau. In this role, he advises everyone from patrol officers to high-level executives on a wide range of legal issues, including during rapidly unfolding situations such as large-scale demonstrations. He began his career in law enforcement in 2008 as a civilian attorney for the NYPD before going through the Police Academy and becoming a sworn police officer in 2012. Ken spent his time on patrol as a police officer and as a sergeant in the Midtown South Precinct, one of the busiest precincts in the world, and he has also worked in the Police Commissioner’s Office.
Drawing on his nearly fifteen years of experience with the largest municipal law enforcement agency in the nation, he explains complicated legal issues in a manner that anyone can understand. Ken has a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Pennsylvania State University, a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, and an M.P.A. from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is a New York State-certified Division of Criminal Justice Services General Topics Instructor, and he has taught law enforcement officers on both the federal and state levels.