Mr. O'Rourke is a former Deputy Inspector with the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and a Lieutenant Colonel with the United States Air Force Reserves. He spent more than 21 years with the NYPD, serving most recently in the Office of the Chief of Patrol and as the Executive Officer for the NYPD\'s first Counterterrorism Division. In his Counterterrorism role, Mr. O\'Rourke managed hundreds of personnel, and was responsible for the NYPD\'s liaison to the federal government on matters of intelligence and infrastructure protection. He supervised counterterrorism intelligence, analysis, and dissemination; critical infrastructure protection; counterterrorism training; specialized infrastructure protection projects; and the NYPD\'s outreach efforts to the private sector. He served with the Air Force in Southwest Asia, the Middle East and East Africa as a force protection manager. In addition to extensive training and experience in counterterrorism, he is a practicing attorney admitted to the bar in New York and Connecticut. He holds a Bachelor\'s Degree in Engineering (Electrical) from Manhattan College, a Master\'s Degree in Public Administration from Marist College, and a Juris Doctor from the Fordham University School of Law.