A trained engineer with a multifaceted background, Phil Pulaski holds a bachelor of science in chemical engineering and a master of science in environmental engineering from Manhattan College in the Bronx, New York. He went on to serve four years as an engineer with the United States Environmental Protection Agency in Region 2 (New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands). Phil Pulaski’s responsibilities involved evaluating computer models of natural water systems and the design of wastewater treatment plants.
Mr. Pulaski laid the foundation for his career in law enforcement by earning a juris doctor degree in 1980 from St. John's University Law School in Queens, New York. After joining the New York City Police Department in September 1980, Phil Pulaski rose to leadership positions in the NYPD and served as Commanding Officer of several large commands including the Intelligence Division, Counterterrorism Bureau, Joint Terrorist Task Force, Detective Borough Manhattan, Detective Borough Bronx, Special Investigations Division and Forensic Investigations Division. Ultimately rising to the position of chief of detectives of the NYPD, Phil Pulaski retired in 2014 after more than 33 years of service.