Undersheriff Kevin Catalina
Kevin T. Catalina is an Undersheriff at the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office in New York where he is responsible for all intelligence operations, Deputy Sheriff commands, and the Training Academy. Undersheriff Catalina is well-known for his expertise in anti-gang violence strategies, gang suppression and counter-terrorism operations and has lectured internationally on terrorism and site-security subject matter.
Prior to joining the Administration of Sheriff Errol Toulon in August 2018, Catalina served as Deputy Chief and Commanding Officer of the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) Intelligence Bureau, Operational and Analytical Section. Throughout his 26-year career at the NYPD, Kevin Catalina held a range of positions related to counterterrorist operations and investigations, logistical planning and site security. As the Commanding Officer of the NYPD Gang Division from 2014-2016, he developed and implemented all gang investigative and suppression strategies utilized throughout the City of New York. He is recognized as a subject-matter expert in gang violence and crime reduction strategies, and pioneered an initiative in the South Bronx that resulted in a 40% reduction in shooting incidents.
He received a Bachelor of Arts in History from SUNY Oneonta and a Certificate in Police Management from Columbia University’s Police Management Institute.