Eric MurrayInstructor

Eric is a decorated military and law enforcement veteran with over 30 years of professional police experience. He has served in the U.S. Army Infantry, a municipal police department and the past 26 years with the Connecticut State Police. Eric is currently assigned as the Commanding Officer of Troop K (Colchester).  As the chief executive law enforcement officer, he is responsible for oversight of all policing services for 12 towns, with a population of approximately 85,000 residents, and a geographical area of over 350 square miles in central Connecticut. He is responsible for a command of approximately 100 sworn and civilian law enforcement personnel. His previous experience includes assignments as the Executive Officer for the Connecticut State Police Academy, as well as supervisory, administrative, and operational assignments in narcotics, auto theft, patrol and SWAT. He holds numerous instructor level certifications with the Connecticut State Police, Connecticut Police Officers Standards of Training Council (POSTC) and New England State Police Association (NESPAC). He delivers training programs in the areas of Leadership/ Supervision, Team Building, Human Performance Management, People Reading, DiSC Personality Assessment, Organizational Analytics, Safety and Survival, Patrol Tactics, and Wellness.

Eric regularly consults organizations on strategic planning, leadership development /mentoring programs, organizational and command climate assessment. He successfully pioneered the Command Climate Assessment Survey into public service and private sector business for improving overall organization and individual leadership competencies. He has authored and published several instructional law enforcement training DVD’s entitled Police Ground Combat, Police Safety and Survival Volume 1 and 2 which have been distributed to civilian and military law enforcement organizations within CONUS and throughout Canada, Europe, and Asia. Eric serves on the advisory committee for the Goodwin College Business Department utilizing his experience to collaborate public service, local business, and higher learning institutions for improving human performance management systems.

Eric has been awarded numerous commendations throughout his career and is the only “civilian” to graduate the USCG Chief Petty Officer Academy in Peteluma, CA where he received the coveted “Spirit of the Chief Award”. He was awarded the honorary title of Chief Petty Officer by the Commandant of the USCG. He is a graduate of the USCG Academy Senior Leadership Principles Course and Alumni of Harvard-Kennedy School of Executive Education- “Art and Practice of Leadership”.  Eric serves as an adjunct instructor and advisor to the USCG Leadership Development Center located at the USCG Academy in New London, CT as well as adjunct faculty for the U.S. Navy Advanced Management Program (AMP). Eric holds a B.A. in Communications and a M.S. in Organizational Leadership. He is a life-long learner, continuing his post graduate studies and research as a doctoral student at the University of Hartford.