CDI Founder and Chief Educator: JOHN C. SACCENTI
(Mr. Saccenti teaches in both the Animal Control and Animal Cruelty Classes)
John C. Saccenti attended Fordham University where he received his Bachelors in Education, Masters in Education and Political Science, as well as his Educational Specialist Degree. After service as an Army officer and undercover work with the FBI, Mr. Saccenti served as a teacher and administrator before working with the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice. Before his retirement from that agency, his primary responsibility was the development of all Basic Law
Enforcement Training. His work included the design and writing of the Basic Course for Investigators,
the redesign and writing of the Basic Course for Police Officers and other major basic
and advanced law enforcement courses.
Mr. Saccenti served as President of the National
Association of Local Boards of Health and advised the US Surgeon General and the White House on
public health policy. He has served as a consultant to the Office of the Attorney General, Office
of Counter-Terrorism. He currently serves as a consultant to the United States Department of
Justice. Mr. Saccenti is a nationally known speaker on public health, law enforcement and
training development and management. He is the author of many articles on both law enforcement
training and public health and serves as an adjunct professor at several New Jersey colleges.
The following article written by his son, John Saccenti, best describes Johns’ background and philosophy: