Edward Rafailovitc

Lieutenant Edward N. Rafailovitc, Ph.D., is a social scientist and combat veteran who oversees the Crisis Intervention Team, Baker Act Team, Co-Responder Team, and Homeless Outreach Team for the Broward Sheriff’s Office.. He has been in law enforcement over 22 years. He is a graduate of Cornell University’s Executive Leadership program. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice (summa cum laude) and a master’s degree in Administration, specializing in Emergency Planning and Administration from Lynn University. He holds another master’s degree in Criminal Justice specializing in Public Administration and Conflict Studies from Nova Southeastern University. A member of the prestigious Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, he received his doctorate in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, specializing in Conflict and Crisis Management from Nova Southeastern University.

Lieutenant Rafailovitc is the Chair of Broward’s Multi-Agency Homeless Taskforce, a board member of the Broward County Homeless Initiative Partnership, a board member for the Broward National Alliance on Mental Illness, an advisory member of the Crisis Intervention Team of Broward, an advisory member of the Florida Crisis Intervention Team, and a taskforce member with the Area Agency on Aging of Broward County – Dementia Care and Cure Initiative Taskforce.  He is a recognized national speaker, professor, published author, and instructor for law enforcement and social services. He specializes in the concepts of Crisis Communication and the neuroscience applications in understanding and applying cognitive psychology of decision-making in conflict and behavior change with people in crisis.

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