Alan Chartock August 18 1977
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However, she added, the particular credentials credentials of this 36-year-old native of Manhattan urged the commissioner to be a little flexible. For one thing, she said, the idea of setting up a panel of college and university professors to offer advice and provide academic resources to the 26,000-member police force so that it might improve its crime prevention and detection detection services was an idea that Chartock, himself, himself, came up with about five years ago. Chartock, Chartock, in the early 1970s, was an assistant professor professor at the City University of New York's John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He worked, at that time, as a consultant to former Police Commissioner Patrick Murphy and founded an advisory committee of academics that performed research for the Police Department Department and offered its resources and expertise to units within the force. Chartock, while working with the police commissioner, shared a tiny office with Atty. Philip A. Lacovara, who later went on to become become special counsel to Watergate prosecutors Archibald Cox and Leon Jaworski. "Alan's unflappable good humor and piquant perceptions, brightened many a dismal day," said Lacovara yesterday from his Washington, D.C. law office. Chartock, who has taught political science at the State University College at New Paltz, N.Y., since 1971, brings another credential to the panel he was asked to join last week. "Commissioner Codd is counting on Alan," Ms. Delaney said, "to sort of spearhead the enthusiasm" of the committee. And it is evident that Chartock, who stands about 5-foot-8, carries in him a quantity of enthusiasm enthusiasm that would render Kareem Abdul- Jabbar hyperactive. A tireless idea man, Chartock Chartock gesticulates, shrugs, grins and paces when he talks about his work and his world. "Cops have a hard job," said Chartock, an articulate liberal who doesn't look like anyone's anyone's idea of a law and order type. "Basically," he said, "they're decent and nice with many of the same aspirations I have." He started working closely with police officers officers in New York, as a political science professor professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He said he had a few preconceptions about police police officers before he began working with them, but that many of these were erased by experience. "I'm not being romantic about them," he said. "The New York City cop, who absolutely faces more danger every day, tends to have a less authoritarian demeanor" than the small- town policeman. He said the policemen he has worked with in New York managed to distinguish between authority authority and authoritarianism. Chartock, who said that only about one in five of his innovative ideas ever gets off the ground, has a new scheme in mind for police garb. "We should put them all in green blazers," Stephen Fay Chartock: "Cops have a hard job" he said, "and have them carry identification cards. That would give an image of the policeman as a service agent, rather than as authoritarian personality,'' "Eighty per cent of a policeman's job with other than crime-related activity," he said, in justification of his desire to see policemen with guns, clubs, bullets and bracelets worn with less ostentation. Chartock, who chairs the Committee on Standards and Goals for the New York division of Criminal Justice Services, is an abundantly busy academician who has managed managed to take on a heavy load of vocational avocational responsibilities without shortchanging shortchanging anyone. So palpable was his dedication dedication to his students at New Paltz that the college yearbook was dedicated to him. Chartock said he logs between 800 and miles of job-related driving each week. On Tuesdays and Thursdays he drives -from his home to New Paltz, a 140-mile round trip entails leaving his home and family at 5 On Mondays and Fridays he drives to N.Y., where he works as a consultant to Manfred Ohrenstein, minority leader of the New York State Senate. Wednesdays are given to his work with the New York City Department. Charlock's wife, Roselle, is a teacher at Great Barrington's Monument Mountain Regional Regional High School. Now on sabbatical leave, she is working on a doctoral degree in education at the University of Massachusetts at hersl. The couple have two small children, Jonas and Sarah Ruth. . Chartock, himself, earned his doctorate in political science at New York University in 1969. When he is not teaching, advising, or running his student internship program the New York State legislature, Chartock swims, runs and plucks at his five-string banjo. He is also a member of the Alford Volunteer Fire Department. He acknowledges that he would appear to have enough demands being made on his and energy to keep him from accepting yet another posi. Particularly one that doesn't anylhing. Bui, he said, he couldn't resist. "An upwardly mobile academic cannot afford afford to turn one of these down," he said latest post.