Ronald Hampton, Jr., Receives Outstanding Young Alumni Award from Fairleigh Dickinson University
Madison, NJ (October 2007)óIn an Alumni Awards ceremony held in conjunction with FDUíS annual Family/Homecoming Weekend on the College at Florham campus in Madison, NJ, on Saturday, September 29, 2007, Ronald Hampton, a resident of Jackson, NJ, was presented with the Outstanding Young Alumni award. This award is presented to an alumnus/alumna who has graduated from FDU in the past 15 years and who has achieved exceptional success in his or her profession.
In presenting the award, Nick Agostino, president of the Alumni Board of Governors, said, "the Alumni Board of Governors is proud to present this award to Ronald Hampton Jr. He is a wonderful example of the high quality of our alumni.Ē
Hampton, who received a bachelorís degree in political science from FDU and a masterís degree in criminal justice from Rutgers University, has been a New Jersey state trooper for thirteen years, spending five year in Narcotics and approximately five years in the Street Gang Unit. In 2002, he volunteered to serve with the Camden Anti-Crime Partnership when the State Police were ordered to Camden by then governor James McGreevey.
Qualified in New Jersey State Superior Court as an expert in drug trafficking and criminal organizations, Hampton has lectured nationally on these problems and multiple law enforcement topics. In November 2006, he was selected to serve as an expert on a Gang Policing Panel in Cleveland, Ohio, for the purpose of developing a national gang policing survey in partnership with Kent State University and the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
For his work in the field of Criminal Street Gangs, he was selected as the New Jersey State Police Trooper of the Year in 2004, and in February, 2005, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, North Atlantic Region, selected him as Trooper of the Year.
Hampton is President of the New Jersey Chapter of the East Coast Gang Investigators Association and is a member of the New Jersey Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association.