Michael D. Ranalli, JD, retired as Chief of the Glenville, New York, Police Department after having served in that capacity from June 2006 until June 2016. Chief Ranalli began his career in 1984 with the Colonie, New York, Police Department and held the ranks of patrol officer, sergeant, detective sergeant and lieutenant. He was also a member of the Colonie Special Services Team (tactical team) for 12 years, the last two serving as the tactical commander. In May 2016 he was appointed Program Manager II for Lexipol, LLC. Chief Ranalli is a frequent presenter and author on various legal issues including search and seizure, use of force, legal aspects of interrogations and confessions, wrongful convictions, and civil liability. He is author of Search and Seizure Law of NYS: Street Encounters 2nd Edition, published by Looseleaf Law Publications, Inc. He is also the editor of Civil Liabilities of New York State Law Enforcement Officers, 4th Edition, by the same publisher. He is a consultant/instructor on police legal issues to the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, and has taught officers around New York State for the last twelve years in that capacity. Chief Ranalli is a past president of the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police (NYSACOP) and writes the Counsel’s Corner column for the NYSACOP periodical The Chiefs Chronicle. He is a member of the IACP Professional Standards, Image & Ethics Committee, and the former Chairman of the New York State Police Law Enforcement Accreditation Council. He is also a graduate of the 2009 F.B.I. – Mid-Atlantic Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar and is a Certified Force Science Specialist, having recently completed the Advanced Force Science Specialist Course. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the State University of New York, Utica/Rome and a Juris Doctorate from Albany Law School. He is admitted to the New York State Bar and the Federal Bar (Northern District of New York).