Jack A. Cole

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Jack A. Cole

Jack A. Cole (born October 9, 1938) is a retired Detective Lieutenant who worked for the New Jersey State Police for 26 years. For twelve of those years, he worked as an undercover narcotics officer. Cole is executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), an organization comprising former and current police officers, government agents and other law enforcement agents who oppose the current War on Drugs.

Jack Cole speaks internationally for LEAP, and has written several articles about drug-policy reform. Cole holds a degree in Criminal Justice and a Masters Degree in Public Policy from the University of Massachusetts. He believes race and gender bias by police, police brutality, and corruption in law enforcement can begin to be solved by ending drug prohibition.

Cole has taught courses to police recruits and veteran officers on ethics, integrity, moral decision-making, and the detrimental effects of racial profiling. Jack Cole and his wife reside in Boston, Massachusetts.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]