Luis Guzman


Presenter for the Passaic Police Department


Chief Luis Guzman started his Law Enforcement Career as a correction officer with the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department in January of 1990. He was hired as a Police Officer by the City of Passaic on 10-30-90 and was the first Dominican born Police Officer hired in the City of Passaic.

While in the Police Academy he received the Distinguished Graduated Award for ranking 1 among all Police Officer Trainees. After the Police Academy he was assigned to walking the beat throughout the city for over 3 years. He was then assigned to the Patrol Division for another 4 years. Before being assigned to the Detective Bureau for the next 3 years as a criminal investigator.

In February of 2000, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to supervise detectives. Also, during his tenure as a Sergeant, he worked in the Patrol division and Community Policing Unit. In October of 2004 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. As a lieutenant he has held the position of Commander of several patrol Shifts, The Detective Bureau and the Internal Affairs Division.

In September of 2011, Luis was promoted to rank of Captain and was assigned to commander of all uniformed divisions then after several years he was transferred to Detective Bureau to command all non-uniformed divisions. In October of 2013 Luis Guzman was promoted to the Rank of Deputy Chief and assigned to oversee the operations divisions of the police department.

In October of 2016 he was promoted to the position of Chief of Police for the City of Passaic. He was the first Dominican Born Chief of Police in the United States. Luis Guzman has been a Law Enforcement officer for 30 years.               

He has been a Professor of Criminal Justice at Passaic County Community College, for over 15 years with a Master’s Degree in Administrative Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University.  He has also volunteered as a youth baseball coach in the city Passaic at various levels since 1992; also, he was the head Junior Varsity Baseball coach a Passaic High School, in the recent past.