Leslie Hanley served 22 years with the New York City Police Department. She retired in the rank of Captain working as the Executive Officer of the Special Victims Division. In this role, Hanley supervised and reviewed hundreds of cases of sexual abuse and child abuse including cases of domestic violence that took place all across New York City. She worked tirelessly to ensure that the NYPD’s Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigation Course was accredited by New York State Department of Education. Prior to her work in SVD, Leslie worked on patrol in various capacities as well as in the Internal Affairs and Detective Bureaus.
Leslie has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the State University of New York, Empire State College and also graduated from the NYPD Commanders College. In November 2014, she joined D. Stafford & Associates, a highly reputable consulting firm specializing in delivering on organizational, physical security, vulnerability and arming assessments; Clery Act compliance audits; assessments of Title IX compliance and a host of other services related to security, safety and compliance for institutions of higher
education. She currently serves as an investigator for the firm.