With hundreds of years of combined law enforcement experience at your call, each staff member of NY Blue Line Consulting Group possesses expertise in a multitude of subject matter areas that will assure your particular objectives are met effectively and professionally. Many of our staff members hold the coveted gold standard ASIS certification of Physical Security Professional (PSP®) and/or Certified Protection Professional (CPP®) for security management professionals and recognized globally.
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Anthony J. Raganella, MPA
Founder and CEO

Anthony J. Raganella is the founder and CEO of NY Blue Line Consulting Group and a retired decorated 25-year veteran of the New York City Police Department in the rank of Deputy Inspector. His resume of achievements and professional pursuits exemplifies excellence and demonstrates what true dedication can mean to the safety and security of a large city. Describing himself as a leader that “gets involved,” Anthony has taken everything he does to the next level with a keen eye toward attention to detail and forward progress. He is considered a subject matter expert and an approved Federal court expert witness in the areas of crowd control & management, civil unrest and major protests.

Dr. Tamara D. Herold

On Staff


Dr. Tamara D. Herold (formerly Madensen) is an American Crime Scientist.  She uses the crime science perspective to study the criminological impact of the design and management of places, as well as crowd and neighborhood dynamics associated with violence.  She is currently an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), where she serves as Associate Director of UNLV’s Center for Crime and Justice Policy and as Director UNLV’s Crowd Management Research Council, focusing on improving crowd control tactics and tourism security.  

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Jaclyn M. Keane, Esq.
General Counsel

Jaclyn M. Keane is an eleven-year veteran of the New York City Police Department in the rank of lieutenant and currently assigned to 1PP’s Operations Division where she is the NYPD’s liaison to the Mayor’s Office of Citywide Events Coordination and Management. Prior to her previous assignment, she was an attorney in the Criminal Unit of the NYPD’s Legal Bureau where she was responsible to advise members of the department on criminal law matters and was also on-scene at active protests and civil unrest where she continually coordinated in real-time with incident commanders to provide decisive legal advice pertaining to arrests and constitutional issues that arose.

Edward Carrasco, Esq.
General Counsel

Prior to joining NY Blue Line Consulting Group, Edward Carrasco spent 22 years with the New York City Police Department, retiring in the rank of Deputy Inspector.  Ed is an attorney and a well-regarded subject-matter expert in the areas of police policy, planning, training, and school safety.

Brian Reilly, CPP®; PSP®
On Staff

Brian Reilly served in law enforcement with the New York City Police Department for over 22 years – attaining the rank of captain prior to retirement. In addition to performing uniformed patrol, he worked in a variety of other assignments including policy & planning, investigations, training, counter-terrorism, and emergency management.

Joseph Reek, CPP®
On Staff

Prior to joining NY Blue Line Consulting Group, Joseph Reek spent 30 years with the New York City Police Department, retiring in the rank of Inspector. He is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP®), Board Certified in Security Management with ASIS International, as well as a NYS licensed Private Investigator and is also certified in Executive Protection. Joe is a proven law enforcement and personnel manager who has achieved excellence in the field of policing and maximizing employee efficiency, resulting in demonstrable increases in productivity and an increased level of positive employee, community, and corporate relations.

Dennis R. Nayor
On Staff

Prior to joining NY Blue Line Consulting Group, Chief (Ret.) Dennis R. Nayor served for over 21 years with the City of Oneonta Police Department, Oneonta, New York.  During his tenure, Dennis served in many capacities starting with patrol officer and working his way up the ranks ultimately becoming chief of police for nearly five years.  Upon retirement from Oneonta PD, he assumed the role of Director of Research, Development, and Training for the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police.

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Colin Gallagher
On Staff

Colin Gallagher is a Retired Police Sergeant with the Wichita Police Department (Wichita, KS). He now presents nationally on a number of safety and law enforcement topics.

Jose M. Vega
On Staff

Jose Vega is a retired 25-year veteran sergeant of the NYPD.  For 19 years, he was assigned to the Disorder Control Unit which is the NYPD’s main public order unit.  Among Jose’s many responsibilities was the training of NYPD personnel on all facets of crowd control, as well as his real-time response to major protests and civil disturbance that provided tactical and logistical support to on-scene incident commanders.  He is recognized as one of the leading experts on public order in the country and has provided frequent presentations regarding public order to numerous U.S. and international agencies.

Rick Carroll
On Staff

Rick Carroll retired from the Maryland State Police where he served as Commander of the Special Tactical Assault Team. Rick is now Senior Security Manager role for the Maryland Team at Security, Athletic Facilities and Events (S.A.F.E.) Management. In this capacity, he is the project manager for 24/7 security at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, M&T Bank Stadium, and Live Casino and Hotel Maryland. He is a decorated veteran with experience in all facets of policing to include patrol, investigations, special operations training and the development of Maryland Police & Corrections Training Commission standards.