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Charles Ribando

Charles Ribando has had a distinguished 30-year career in public service recognized for his successful leadership in government administration, public safety and law enforcement. Providing a wide breadth of functions for a number of agencies, Chuck has an in-depth understanding of agency needs in assessment, planning, investigation methods, and project management at all levels.


He is a leader in investigation methodologies from local street and violent crime to global terrorism and corruption. He has also spearheaded investigations in foreign lands, critical hostage negotiations and high-profile crime and terrorism investigations. Chuck also has extensive background in areas such as homicide and special victim’s investigations, law enforcement computing systems, and gang investigations.

Mr. Ribando was appointed as Nassau County’s Deputy County Executive for Public Safety in 2015. Prior to his appointment under the County Executive, Mr. Ribando managed investigations for the Nassau County District Attorney, originally as the Chief investigator and then as Executive Chief of the DA’s Investigative Division. He has noted achievements in handling high priority cases and interagency activities and is also responsible for creation of the Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit and the Human Trafficking Task Force, Gun Task Force and Witness Protection Unit.

From 2003-2006, as Supervisor of Detectives and Federal Agents for the NYPD’s FBI-NYPD Joint Terrorism Task force, holding National Top Secret and SCI clearances, Chuck coordinated international investigations between many agencies, including the FBI, CIA, DOJ,, DOD and US State Department, among others.

Chuck has regularly been engaged to advise teams and to speak on this broad spectrum of expertise including his focus on collaborative government administration. He has repeatedly received recognition for his institution of processes that ensure more collaborative services, not only in public safety, but across all agencies.

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