Keith Taylor

Keith Taylor

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Phone number: 
917-524-9996

Education

Ed.D, Columbia University (2004, Sociology and Education)

M.A., Naval Postgraduate School (2013, National Security Studies)

M.A., City College of New York (1992, Sociology)

B.S., Howard University (1988, Human Development)

Bio

Keith Taylor is an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration at John Jay College. A native New Yorker, he served as a public safety professional for 26 years, retiring as an assistant commissioner. At the NYPD, he was inducted into its Honor Legion for performing an act of bravery at imminent personal risk; he was promoted from undercover narcotics detective to detective sergeant where he supervised Internal Affairs, Missing Persons, Emergency Service Unit (Special Weapons and Tactics), and Federal Emergency Management Agency  Urban Search and Rescue teams, receiving a commendation from Federal Bureau of Investigations Director Robert Meuller for resolving an incident of national significance at the United Nations' New York City headquarters. As Commanding Officer of an Intelligence Bureau, he developed/improved policies, standards, and evaluation methodologies, specialized training, and interagency law enforcement coordination at the local, state and federal levels. During this time he earned masters degrees from City College of New York and the Naval Postgraduate School, as well as a doctorate from Columbia University’s Teachers College.

Professional Memberships

NYPD Sergeants Benevolent Association
NYPD Honor Legion
NYPD Guardians Association 
National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives
International Association of Chiefs of Police
International Association of Law Enforcement Planners
International Association of Professional Security Consultants
American Society of Industrial Security
International Association of Emergency Managers
High Technology Crime Investigation Association
National Tactical Officers Association
Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society
Phi Delta Kappa Educational Fraternity

Course Taught

Current courses 

Race, Class and Gender in a Correctional Context – Undergraduate LPS COR 320

Introduction to Corrections – Undergraduate LPS COR 101

The Law and Institutional Treatment – Undergraduate LPS COR 201

Policing in a Multiracial and Multicultural City - Undergraduate ANT 130 PD02

Sex Offenders in the Criminal Justice System - Undergraduate LPS PSC 230

Comparative Corrections Systems - Undergraduate LPS COR 303

 

 

 

 

Scholarly Work

1) Never Forget- Center for Homeland Defense and Security Remembers 9/11 on the 20th Anniversary: WTC- My Story

Honors and Awards

New York Carib News, President Faye Rodney, 2016

Murid Islamic Community of America, Serigne Salihu Mbacke, 2012

Sergeants Benevolent Association, President Ed Mullins, 2008

Federal Bureau of Investigation, Director Robert Mueller III, 2007

NYPD Honor Legion, President William Abromiwitz, 1992
 
 

Area of Expertise

Most requested topics by media

Active Shooter
Corrections
Disaster & Emergency Response
Gangs & Social Order
Law Enforcement / Policing / Police-Community Relations
Stop and Frisk
In The Media

Podcast/Radio

1) https://youtu.be/lUuDgvRCPl0

    Video: September 16, 2021: NYS Senator James Sanders "Let's Be Clear" Podcast- Episode 29 - Remembering 9/11

2) https://youtu.be/QS_yB-VBXfc

    Video: September 13, 2021: NYC Council Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Sitings and Dispositions Testimony advocating for the creation of the Dorrance Brooks Square Historic District

3) https://youtu.be/A7QTiGs2wBc

    Video: September 10, 2021: John Jay College 20th Anniversary 9/11 Tribute to Our Fallen Heroes

4) https://youtu.be/Wto4dfwBh9c

    Video: August 31, 2021: John Jay College Teaching Learning Center Open Conversations- 9/11 Facts and Meaning

5) https://www.audacy.com/knx1070/podcasts/knx-in-depth-809/knx-in-depth-cd...

     Audio: April 14, 2021: WKNX- KNX In Depth: NYPD Robot Dogs Freaks Everyone Out

6) http://www.wnyc.org/story/police-officers-view/

     Audio: June 8, 2020: WNYC- The Brian Lehrer Show- The Police Officer's View

TV/YouTube

1) https://x-default-stgec.uplynk.com/ausw/slices/26a/5a41d9ac062d41bbb88c8ded2e0ef1c0/26aac4965a314411ab6e2c0835edb9dc/26aac4965a314411ab6e2c0835edb9dc_e.mp4

      Video: September 15, 2021: CourtTV: Closing Arguments

2) https://x-default-stgec.uplynk.com/ausw/slices/a39/5a41d9ac062d41bbb88c8ded2e0ef1c0/a39d52aba42d45c3ae45632cf6f4697e/a39d52aba42d45c3ae45632cf6f4697e_e.mp4

      Video: September 8, 2021: CourtTV: Closing Arguments

3) Part 1 - https://archive.tveyes.com/18120/3632397-40853/d4de5235-7482-4fed-8372-264200a53f62/WFTXDT5_08-25-2021_21.34.04.mp4

     Part 2 - https://archive.tveyes.com/18120/3632397-40853/80e304dd-349a-474b-8443-21748122b527/WFTXDT5_08-25-2021_21.46.28.mp4

      Video: September 1, 2021: CourtTV: Closing Arguments

4) https://x-default-stgec.uplynk.com/ausw/slices/f45/5a41d9ac062d41bbb88c8ded2e0ef1c0/f45b65cd03384ceeb4749672eb389495/f45b65cd03384ceeb4749672eb389495_e.mp4

      Video: August 25, 2021: CourtTV: Closing Arguments

5) https://archive.tveyes.com/18120/3632397-40853/cbcfc29d-5a79-44ca-a8b6-cb3b89b3cbd0/WNYW_08-18-2021_22.29.52.m

     

     Video: August 18, 2021: NY FOX5 NEWS: NYPD: Unvaccinated officers must wear masks or face discipline

6) Part 1 - https://archive.tveyes.com/18120/3632397-40853/09755202-99e1-4bb2-be1d-c7e59fadfd3c/WFTXDT5_08-18-2021_21.40.23.mp4

     Part 2 - https://archive.tveyes.com/18120/3632397-40853/3ad3998e-c490-48ce-aca8-1dff3102f8c0/WFTXDT5_08-18-2021_21.50.33.mp4 

      Video: August 18, 2021: CourtTV: Closing Arguments

7) Part 1 - https://archive.tveyes.com/18120/3632397-40853/d2fe5cb8-b8d6-4e0b-874d-34d29c004af5/WFTXDT5_08-13-2021_21.35.36.mp4

     Part 2 - https://archive.tveyes.com/18120/3632397-40853/b9305cae-6ca6-428b-9fa1-d8b8d16d1206/WFTXDT5_08-13-2021_21.49.30.mp4

      Video: August 13, 2021: CourtTV: Closing Arguments

8) https://x-default-stgec.uplynk.com/ausw/slices/ad2/5a41d9ac062d41bbb88c8ded2e0ef1c0/ad25ef75bdf04f6ba7d02c3982d7a494/ad25ef75bdf04f6ba7d02c3982d7a494_e.mp4

     Video: August 11, 2021: CourtTV: Closing Arguments

9) https://x-default-stgec.uplynk.com/ausw/slices/e2e/5a41d9ac062d41bbb88c8ded2e0ef1c0/e2e6dac9859c4ee489bd95908c173424/e2e6dac9859c4ee489bd95908c173424_e.mp4

      Video: August 4, 2021: CourtTV: Closing Arguments

 

10)  https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/clear-brutality-by-miami-beach-officers-in-video-law-enforcement-experts/2518613/

      Video: August 3, 2021: NBC 6 South Florida: 'Clear Brutality' By Miami Beach Police Officers In Video: Law Enforcement Experts

11) Part 1 - https://archive.tveyes.com/18120/3632397-40853/a2e30985-b3f8-46ba-9afd-fb6cd1213d03/WFTXDT5_07-28-2021_21.39.44.mp4

     Part 2 - https://archive.tveyes.com/18120/3632397-40853/d5990e40-18f3-4d61-91b8-2409b958f1d4/WFTXDT5_07-28-2021_21.52.08.mp4
 

                   Video: July 28, 2021: CourtTV: Closing Arguments

12) https://hdc.org/events/nyc-preservation-advocacy/

     Video: July 26, 2021: Historic Districts Council: NYC Preservation Advocacy Virtual Forum

13) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OzjgyN9Eg8&t=1778s

     Video: July 21, 2021: Morris Jumel Mansion Virtual Panel Chat: Saving New York's History- A History Preservation Panel

14) https://archive.tveyes.com/18120/3632397-40853/135cf71c-9905-46cb-8b40-752036603777/WTVH_07-21-2021_06.34.52.mp4

     Video: July 20, 2021: CNYCentral: 'They Cast Me Off As A Gang Member.' Brandon Hanks' New Remarks On Syracuse Police Lawsuit

15) Part 1 - https://archive.tveyes.com/18120/3632397-40853/b26f3f09-c423-4661-82aa-60992dd09b3b/WFTXDT5_07-10-2021_00.36.53.mp4

     Part 2 - https://archive.tveyes.com/18120/3632397-40853/f6bc3ef1-c884-4b4a-addb-e7c19ae27bcd/WFTXDT5_07-09-2021_21.50.20.mp4

                    Video: July 9, 2021: CourtTV: Closing Arguments

16) https://cnycentral.com/news/local/expert-breaks-down-use-of-force-incident-between-dewitt-officer-and-woman-at-walmart

     Video: July 9, 2021: CNYCentral: Expert Breaks Down Use of Force Incident Between Dewitt Officer and Woman at Walmart

17) Part 1 - https://archive.tveyes.com/18120/3632397-40853/3da9b412-3e3c-4b3b-be09-bbb8cea7913a/WFTXDT5_06-26-2021_00.37.32.mp4

     Part 2 - https://archive.tveyes.com/18120/3632397-40853/7a790687-a272-4bff-9b82-6d1d42108723/WFTXDT5_06-25-2021_21.49.26.mp4

                    Video: June 23, 2021: CourtTV: Closing Arguments

18) Part 1 - https://archive.tveyes.com/18120/3632397-40853/1cc85c16-9cac-4de6-9996-458ccb6927a7/WFTXDT5_06-18-2021_21.39.10.mp4

        Part 2 - https://archive.tveyes.com/18120/3632397-40853/7d3a8bf1-4e60-4268-89a2-2d700ccab06e/WFTXDT5_06-18-2021_21.51.55.mp4

                       Video: June 18, 2021: CourtTV: Closing Arguments

19) Part 1 - https://archive.tveyes.com/18120/3632397-40853/88bac40c-ec9b-4019-8856-f2976f51bef0/WFTXDT5_06-11-2021_21.39.06.mp4

      Part 2 - https://archive.tveyes.com/18120/3632397-40853/ac417dc8-187a-4155-95ff-99fa1eb9ff2f/WFTXDT5_06-11-2021_21.51.59.mp4

      Video: June 11, 2021: CourtTV: Closing Arguments

20) https://archive.tveyes.com/18120/3632397-40853/bca6062b-98bc-461b-8f6c-f24bf456c4cb/WFTXDT5_06-04-2021_21.45.18.mp4

       Video: June 4, 2021: CourtTV: Closing Arguments

21) Part 1 - https://archive.tveyes.com/18120/3632397-40853/81fe3f09-9ad7-4306-95b7-27ae76a073f3/WFTXDT5_05-26-2021_03.33.03.mp4

      Part 2 - https://archive.tveyes.com/18120/3632397-40853/0710fa52-e443-4306-b137-f2793906d498/WFTXDT5_05-26-2021_03.48.14.mp4

                     Video: May 25, 2021: CourtTV: Closing Arguments

22) https://archive.tveyes.com/18120/3632397-42408/d7f9cc8f-07e6-46ce-b053-03c22f645798/NY1_05-14-2021_22.35.35.mp4

       Video: May 14, 2021: NY1: Effectiveness of Gun Buyback Programs

23) https://youtu.be/xy_jnhl96TQ

       Video: April 20, 2021: NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Public Hearing Testimony

24) https://www.fox5ny.com/news/74000-nypd-robot-dog-hits-streets-of-manhattan

       Video: April 13, 2021: NY FOX5 NEWS- $74,000 NYPD robot dog hits streets of Manhattan

25) http://archive.tveyes.com/18120/3632397-40853/2d78b7f4-7e5c-4b2f-bcf6-b4eda1ca623c/WWOR_03-14-2021_00.21.45.mp4

       Video: March 13, 2021: MY9NJ- The Justice Report- Digidog Report

26) https://www.fox5ny.com/news/new-york-city-unveils-next-phase-of-its-nypd-reform-plan.amp?__twitter_impression=true

       Video: March 12, 2021: NY FOX5 NEWS- New York City Unveils Next Phase Of Its NYPD Reform Plan

27) https://www.fox5ny.com/news/mayor-de-blasio-outlines-nypd-reforms

       Video: March 5, 2021: NY FOX5 NEWS- Mayor DeBlasio Outlines NYPD Reforms

28) http://archive.tveyes.com/18120/3632397-40853/4c4b8fb6-3534-4cad-8da0-a2... 

       Video: February 25, 2021: CTV Comedy Central- FBI's Coup Email Warning & The NYPD Unveils Digidog Robot | The Daily Social Distancing Show

29) http://archive.tveyes.com/18120/3632397-40853/53cd2468-730e-4d71-8ec8-b387c0c6179c/WNYW_02-24-2021_05.21.29.mp4

       Video: February 24, 2021: FOX5NY- NYPD Testing AI-Powered Robot Dog

30) https://youtu.be/SGHmJNvDa1Q

       Video: February 6, 2021: NY1- City Weighing Landmark Status For Part of Harlem

31) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13515856/?ref_=ttep_ep_tt

       Video: February 3, 2021: Wildbear Entertainment- How To Build A City/ New York City Episode

32) https://www.cbsnews.com/live/video/20200911170302-former-nypd-missing-persons-detective-sergeant-keith-taylor-speaks-on-his-sept-11-experience/#x

       Video: September 11, 2020: CBSN- Former NYPD Missing Persons Detective Sergeant Keith Taylor Speaks on His September 11th Experience

33) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfW97MvOQDs

       Video: June 5, 2020: Bloomberg Quicktake News- On Topic: A Conversation About Reforming the Justice System at Several Levels

34) https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2020-06-03/panel-reform-in-crimina...

       Video: June 3, 2020: Bloomberg Quicktake News- Panel Reform in Criminal Justice

35) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDseROY4KZg

       Video: May 30, 2020: Al Jazeera- U.S. Cops Break "Blue Wall of Silence" For George Floyd's Death

36) http://archive.tveyes.com/18120/3632397-40850/9a07d79a-e056-49bf-9e56-59...

        Video: December 10, 2019: NYC WNBC Channel 4 Breaking News Live Coverage of Jersey City, New Jersey Active Shooter Incident

37) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbvinUiF1fs&feature=youtu.be

       Video: November 18, 2019: MY9NJ Chasing News with Bill Spadea- City employees to be trained to use app to report homeless

38) https://www.univision.com/local/nueva-york-wxtv/familiares-y-activistas-organizan-busqueda-masiva-para-dar-con-el-paradero-de-la-pequena-dulce-maria-video

        Video: October 23, 2019: Univision- Family members and activists organize massive search to find the whereabouts of little Dulce Maria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Print/Online

1) https://www.registercitizen.com/news/article/New-Haven-police-data-59-complaints-against-16417524.php?t=01627e670e

   Article: August 28, 2021: The Register Citizen: New Haven police data: 59 complaints against officers to date this year

2) http://lite.cnn.com/en/article/h_0d1ffa0e5d2a29b9f9df2efc54656863

   Article: August 26, 2021: CNN: Controversial Missouri gun rights law has taken a toll on fighting crime

3) https://www.jjay.cuny.edu/news/911-stories-keith-taylor-adjunct-assistan...

    Article: August 26, 2021: John Jay College: 9/11 Stories: Keith Taylor, Adjunct Assistant Professor and Former NYPD Detective Sergeant, His September 11th WTC Memories

4) https://www.fox5ny.com/news/nypd-unvaccinated-officers-must-wear-masks-or-face-discipline

    Article: August 18, 2021: NY Fox5 News: NYPD: Unvaccinated officers must wear masks or face discipline

5) https://gothamist.com/news/brooklyn-da-releases-massive-trove-internal-d...

    Article: August 1, 2021: Gothamist: Brooklyn DA Releases Massive Trove Of Internal Documents On NYPD Misconduct

6) https://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Danbury-cop-s-remark-in-body-cam-footage-about-16341052.php?t=7f5e79f852&src=nthpdesecp

     Article: July 26, 2021: Danbury Newstimes: Danbury cop's remark in body cam footage about Youtuber is "bloodcurdling,' ACLU says

7) https://www.newsweek.com/democratic-republican-voters-agree-rising-crime...

     Article: July 15, 2021: Newsweek: Democratic and Republican Voters Agree Rising Crime is Massive Problem in the U.S.

8) https://projects.newsday.com/long-island/christopher-cruz/

     Article: June 28, 2021: NY Newsday: A Surveillance Video Casts Doubt On The Official Police Account Of A Collision That Started A Stolen Car Chase

9) https://www-nbcnews-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1268032

     Article: May 24, 2021: NBC News: 'He died like an animal': Some police still 'hogtie' people despite risks

10) https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/louisiana-releases-footage-ronald-greene-s-arrest-ex-officers-say-n1268223

     Article: May 22, 2021: NBC News: Louisiana releases footage of Ronald Greene's arrest that ex-officers say further erodes trust in police

11) https://www.telemundo.com/noticias/noticias-telemundo/crimen-y-violencia/fue-una-tortura-el-violento-arresto-de-ronald-greene-merma-aun-mas-la-confianza-en-la-tmna3884949

     Article: May 22, 2021: Noticias Telemundo: "It was torture": Ronald Greene's violent arrest further erodes trust in police, ex-officers say

12) https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/andrew-brown-jr-shot-five-times-onc...

     Article: April 27, 2021: NBC News: Andrew Brown Jr. shot five times, once in back of head, according to family-backed autopsy

13) https://pressofatlanticcity.com/news/state-and-regional/i-have-to-commen...

     Article: April 23, 2021: Ocean County News: 'I have to commend them': Lakewood officers show restraint after being stabbed

14) https://www.officer.com/tactical/swat/news/21219808/new-jersey-police-of...

     Article: April 23, 2021: Officer.com: New Jersey Police Officers Commended for Showing Restraint After Being Stabbed

15) https://www.app.com/story/news/crime/jersey-mayhem/2021/04/23/lakewood-p...

     Article: April 23, 2021: Asbury Park Press: 'I have to commend them': Lakewood officers show restraint after being stabbed

16) https://www.pressconnects.com/story/news/local/2021/04/20/oneonta-ny-police-shoo...

     Article: April 20, 2021: PressConnects: Oneonta police shooting video is being shared online: What it shows, what it doesn't

17) https://eldiariony.com/2021/04/15/mas-perros-robots-salen-a-la-calle-com...

     Article: April 15, 2021: El Diario: More robot dogs hit the streets as NYC cops, but Latino arrest sparked complaints

18) https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/14641367/robot-police-dog-nypd-digidog-una...

     Article: April 13, 2021: The Sun: Canine ROBOCOP What is a robot police dog?

19) https://www.fox5ny.com/news/new-york-city-unveils-next-phase-of-its-nypd-reform-plan

     Article: March 12, 2021: FOX5 NY: New York City Unveils Next Phase of Its NYPD Reform Plan

20) https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/27/nyregion/nypd-robot-dog.html

     Article: February 27, 2021: New York Times: Digidog, a Robotic Dog Used by the Police, Stirs Privacy Concerns

21) https://www.fox5ny.com/news/nypd-testing-ai-powered-robot-dog

     Article: February 25, 2021: FOX5 NY: NYPD tests robot dog to clear crime scene in the Bronx

22) https://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/news/2021/02/08/pepper-sprayin...

     Article: February 8, 2021: Poughkeepsie Journal: Handcuffing, pepper-spraying of girl, 9, draws renewed scrutiny of police tactics and policies

23) https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/goodman-capitol-polic...

    Article: January 14, 2021: The Washington Post: A Black officer faced down a mostly White mob at the Capitol. Meet Eugene Goodman.

24) https://www.tapinto.net/towns/newark/sections/law-and-justice/articles/n...

    Article: November 2, 2020: Tapinto.Net: Newark Family Suing Essex County Sheriff’s Department After Officers Fired 74 Times Into Car

25) https://www.providencejournal.com/news/20201016/buy-back-program-will-ru...

    Article: October 16, 2020: Providence Journal: Buy-Back Program Will Run Ballistics Tests On All Guns Turned In

26) https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/10/10/metro/within-boston-police-more-often-white-officers-win-awards-black-officers-get-punished/

    Article: October 10, 2020: Boston Globe: Within Boston Police, More Often White Officers Win The Awards And Black Officers Get Punished

27) https://www.epochtimes.com/gb/20/10/10/n12466106.htm

    Article: October 10, 2020: The Epoch Times: Post-Election Or Mass Protests- The New York Police Department Has Stepped Up Training
    For Police Officers

28) https://www.wsj.com/articles/nypd-prepares-for-potential-unrest-after-pr...

    Article: October 5, 2020: Wall Street Journal: NYPD Prepares For Potential Unrest After Presidential Election

29) https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2020/09/06/daniel-prude-video-autopsy-excited-delirium-pcp-rochester-ny-police/5728023002/

    Article: September 6, 2020: USA Today: Will Police Be Charged in Daniel Prude's Death? This Evidence May Be The Deciding Factor

30) https://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2020/08/29/questions-ling...

    Article: August 29, 2020: The Asheville Citizen Times: Questions Linger in Aftermath of Bus Shooting Incident;
    Man Who Was Shot Has Schizophrenia
31)
 https://wfpl.org/kycir-after-civil-unrest-like-may-protests-lmpd-must-an...

     Article: July 28, 2020: 89.3 FM WFPL: After Civil Unrest Like May Protests, LMPD Must Analyze Its Response. It Hasn't

32) https://www.dispatch.com/news/20200623/definition-of-peaceful-protest-va...

      Article: June 23, 2020: The Columbus Dispatch: Definition of Peaceful Protest Varies Widely

33) https://www.southbendtribune.com/news/publicsafety/local-police-departments-move-to-ban-chokeholds-joining-a-national-trend/article_89743382-b262-11ea-80d1-83b9b50827a4.html

      Article: June 21, 2020: South Bend Tribune: Local Police Departments Move To Ban Chokeholds, Joining A National Trend

34) https://www.abqjournal.com/1466162/death-by-restraint-3-new-mexico-cases.html

      Article: June 14, 2020: Albuquerque Journal: Death By Restraint - Three New Mexico Cases

35) https://www.ctinsider.com/news/coronavirus/stamfordadvocate/article/Coro...

     Article: May 2, 2020: Stamford Advocate- Will there be money - and protective gear - for community policing after the coronavirus?

36) https://virus.nycitynewsservice.com/2020/04/21/face-mask-law-raises-poli...

      Article: April 21, 2020: New York City News Service- Mask Order Raises Policing Concerns

37) https://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/article/Sonoma-County-Sheriff-releases...

     Article: December 21, 2019: San Fransisco Chronicle- Petaluma carjack victim beaten, tased before death; Sonoma County deputy to be fired

38) https://www.oxygen.com/crime-news/david-glen-ward-killed-chokehold-polic...

     Article: December 5, 2019: Oxygen- Days After Reporting His Car Stolen, Man Dies During Tragic Encounter With Authorities
     Who Were Looking For It

39) https://brooklyneagle.com/articles/2019/12/04/gun-buybacks-new-york-city/

       Article: December 4, 2019: Brooklyn Eagle- What happened to gun buybacks in New York City?

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 
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