Experts in Crime Prevention

Ret. Sgt. Charles E. Sczuroski, Jr., Master Trainer

Charles (Chuck) Sczuroski is a master trainer for the National Crime Prevention Council.  He has extensive experience in developing curricula, facilitating, and conducting various types of crime prevention training all over the country for diverse audiences. Training topics have included: gang prevention; basic and advanced Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design for communities and law enforcement agencies; basic and advanced campus crime prevention;  and basic and advanced crime prevention and foreclosure and mortgage fraud.  He has trained all audiences including youth, diverse populations, city and government agencies, law enforcement, and community organizations and has provided technical assistance to states wanting to become strong, viable, and self-sustaining crime prevention associations.  Chuck has years of experience in helping communities create crime prevention action plans and then following up with those communities to provide technical assistance on implementing the plans.


Prior to joining NCPC, Chuck served as the director of training and client services for an international security company that provides services throughout North America, the Caribbean, and Europe.  Chuck has served as the president of the Rhode Island Crime Prevention Association and was a member of the Peer-to-Peer Technical Assistance Network.  He is a retired Sergeant from the Pawtucket, RI, Police Department where he initiated and was responsible for numerous programs, including Neighborhood Watch and DARE.  He served as the senior citizen advocate and founded three police community centers for at-risk youth.  He developed and implemented a nationally recognized high school citizen police academy and mentoring program and served as the city’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s volunteer coordinator.


Mr. Sczuroski has an M.A. in administration of justice from Anna Maria College and a B.S. in criminal justice from Roger Williams University.