Assessing Medical Preparedness to Respond to a Terrorist Nuclear Event: Workshop Report (2009)
Board on Health Sciences Policy (HSP)
Richard P. Zuley recently retired from the Chicago Police Department after almost 37 years of service. During the last 1.5 years of his police career, Detective Zuley was detailed to the Training Academy, where he became a state-certified instructor and served as the senior instructor and one of the developers of Chicago’s highly regarded Terrorism Awareness and Response Academy. Following his retirement, Mr. Zuley was hired by the City of Chicago Department of Public Health, where he works as the senior emergency management coordinator in the Emergency Preparedness and Response Division. Mr. Zuley’s duties include developing preparedness and response plans, in addition to being the primary CBRNE officer and the development of an indigenous intelligence fusion section. Earlier in his career Mr. Zuley was a Marine and still serves as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve. Commander Zuley has had extensive active-duty time including 2 years deployed overseas as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. He was closely involved in the actual intelligence collection mission and served in a leadership position in that effort. Mr. Zuley received two Defense Meritorious Service medals for his efforts in those operations. In addition to his work with the Chicago Police Department, Mr. Zuley continues to teach terrorism-related classes through the Chicago Department of Public Health, Department of Homeland Security, and multiple state agencies. He is a licensed pilot and a graduate of Dominican University with a degree in political science and history, and he also did graduate studies at National-Lewis University.