Cardinal Point Strategies (CPS) announced that Dr. Joseph J. Lestrange, Division Chief (Ret.), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), has joined CPS as Senior Advisor for Global Investigations, Intelligence and Disaster Management. knowledge.
Dr. Joseph J. Lestrange has over three decades of experience as a federal law enforcement officer, serving in multiple international, state, regional, and local leadership roles. In his final year of government service, Dr. Lestrange was appointed a senior official in the United States Council on Transnational Organized Crime agency – Strategic Division, created by President Biden via executive order to develop “whole of government” solutions. to complex and national public security. security challenges.
He recently retired as Division Chief of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Headquarters, Public Safety and National Security Division, where he provided global executive oversight of stakeholder engagement. , resource planning, strategic development, case coordination and budget formulation for multiple criminal investigations, law enforcement and intelligence units, agency programs and inter-agency operational initiatives . These included the regional coordinators of the agency’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force and National Intelligence Liaisons; Domestic Gangs and Violent Crime; human smuggling and trafficking; trafficking in narcotics, firearms and contraband; Fentanyl and Opioids Task Force; Commercial maritime security, ghost wolves and commercial based money laundering programs. Additionally, Dr. Lestrange oversaw the national training, equipping and integration of all national and local police task force officers into HSI operations and led HSI’s involvement in four inter-agency centers intelligence, targeting and operational support serving more than 35 partner agencies.
In 2015, Dr. Lestrange earned his PhD in Global Leadership and Organizational Management at Indiana Tech, where he created and tested a “values-based” leadership framework identifying 10 universal “best practices” for leadership spanning 29 countries and all continents of the world. He also holds a Master of Public Administration in Operations Management from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Hofstra University. Dr. Lestrange is also a graduate of the PERF Senior Management Institute of Policing, IACP Leading Police Organizations and SPI Chief Executive Leadership programs.
To prepare future leaders, Dr. Lestrange is a part-time course developer and adjunct professor in leadership, organizational theory and design for Tiffin University’s PhD program in Global Leadership and Change Management; adjunct professor at the Indiana Institute of Technology, College of Business and Continuing Professional Studies for MBA and undergraduate courses in homeland security, emergency management, strategy and sustainability; and is a board member of the Advisory Council on Transformative Leadership in Times of Disruption at Seton Hall University.