Michael J. Hatch, MPA

Michael Hatch is a Senior Project Associate with Policy Research Associates, Inc. (PRA). Mr. Hatch assists in coordinating training and technical assistance for the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) CIT MI & I/DD Curriculum Development project. His responsibilities include assisting in project coordination, curriculum development, training program planning, and developing and delivering training. Additionally, he is a Sequential Intercept Model facilitator. He provides technical assistance support as a trainer for the GAINS Center’s Trauma-Informed Responses for Criminal Justice System for Criminal Justice Professionals. Mr. Hatch spent nearly five years as the CIT Coordinator for Broome County, NY, and the Director of Crisis Services for the Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier. He supervised a crisis respite house and a mobile crisis program. He is a retired police Lieutenant from the Johnson City Police Department in upstate NY Having served with several police departments throughout his 23-year career, he has gained experience in small village, rural, and urban law enforcement agencies and served in many capacities. Mr. Hatch has been a general topics police instructor since 1996. He holds many specialty instructor certifications including Instructor Evaluator, CIT, Police Mental Health, Officer Wellness, Firearms, Field Sobriety, and Radar/Lidar. Mr. Hatch is also a past Director of the Southern Tier Law Enforcement Academy (Corning, NY), as well as a former president and vice president of several police unions. Mr. Hatch is also a past Adjunct Criminal Justice Instructor at SUNY Broome and has served as a Board Member for Fairview Recovery Services and the Community Service Board in Broome County, NY. Mr. Hatch holds an Associate degree in Criminal Justice from Corning Community College, a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Keuka College, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a Certificate in non-profit administration from Binghamton University.