In May 1999, Ryan earned a Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice (C.U.N.Y.) in Manhattan. In order to receive his Master’s Degree, Ryan volunteered four hundred (400) hours of his time at Hunterdon Behavioral Health, working with both adults and juveniles suffering from mental illness, personality disorders, and adjustment problems. While at John Jay, Ryan was admitted to Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology.
Getting Admitted to the New Jersey Bar
In 2003, Ryan graduated from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, where he earned Outstanding Oral Arguments for his student group. He was admitted to the New Jersey Bar later that same year.
In 2004, Ryan’s article ‘Identification With The Aggressor: How Crime Victims Often Cope With Trauma’ was published in the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, an international publication. And his 2005 book, Building a Successful Law Enforcement Career: Common Sense Wisdom For The New Officer, is still being sold nation-wide by Looseleaf Law Publications.
A Member of the Hunterdon County Bar Association
Since 2004, Ryan has worked as a per diem attorney for several Hunterdon County law firms and he was also a long-time member of the Hunterdon County Bar Association.
In July 2020, Ryan retired from the Clinton Township Police Department after nearly twenty-six (26) years of service and after having served as the department’s Officer-In-Charge for several years. While Officer-In-Charge, Ryan modernized the department’s policies and procedures and also took a strong stance against wasteful government spending and improper solicitation of funds by government officials.
In March 2021, Ryan earned his New Jersey Security Officer’s certification (S.O.R.A.) through the New Jersey State Police ‘Private Detective Unit.’