Brian Hawley is the Project Manager for the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion Program in Albany New York. Brian recently retired from the Albany Police Department after serving for 26 years, with the majority of his career assigned to community-based units. In 2015, Brian volunteered to participate and assisted in the development and implementation of Albany's LEAD program. He assisted with research, analyzing and constructing a comprehensive set of operational guidelines. He also assisted in designing and cultivating a tailored training that is delivered to all sworn personnel in the department.
Brian worked communally and attentively with multiple agencies and community stakeholders that had a profound and transformative effect on all parties. Brian and his wife Ilissa, reside in Schenectady with their two teenage children, two dogs and three cats.