About Us

Daniel M. Foro is the Owner and Principal of The FORO Group, LLC. He has more than 30 years experience in criminal justice having served in a wide range of capacities at the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), the Albany County Probation Department, and as an Adjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice at a local college. Dan most recently served as Deputy Commissioner of DCJS where he led the Office of Criminal Justice Operations which included:

-The State Identification Bureau
-The Statewide Automated Fingerprint Identification System (SAFIS)
-The Criminal History Repository
-The Missing and Exploited Children Clearinghouse
-The Sex Offender Registry

Dan also previously served as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of DCJS responsible for the information technology initiatives of:

-The New York State Commission on Correction
-The Office of Prevention of Domestic Violence
-The Division of Probation and Correctional Alternatives.

At the national level, Dan served as a member of the Board of Directors, as well as the New York State representative to SEARCH where he chaired the National Focus Group on the Retention of Civil Fingerprints by Criminal History Repositories (http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/Publications/Abstract.aspx?id=247184 ).

He served as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on the following FBI Advisory Policy Board (APB) Subcommittees:

-Information Sharing
-Identification Services

He also served on the National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact Council's:

-Policy and Planning Subcommittee
-Safe Act Task Force
-Rap Back Task Force (Chairperson)

Dan was also a member, and founding chair, of the Regional Advisory Council for the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center for the Northeast (NLECTC-NE).

Dan is currently certified as a General Topics Instructor by the New York State Municipal Police Training Council. He holds a MS in Public Service, a BS in Political Science, has completed the New York State Leadership Program, and attended courses in the Program on Strategic Computing at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.

Click here to read the Albany Times Union Profile on Dan Foro dated August 3, 2009