Mr. Tom Petrowski – Senior Lecturer & MCJ Graduate Advisor



Juris Doctor, (J.D.) New England School of Law, Boston, MA, 1985.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Criminal Justice, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, 1981.

Professional Training & Affiliations

  • U.S. Army – Completed numerous legal and special operations military training courses.
  • FBI Academy – Completed extensive training in SWAT, Defensive Tactics, legal, training, national security and criminal investigative matters.
  • Active Member of the Massachusetts Bar Association.
  • Leading Professional in Ethics & Compliance (LPEC) certification by the Ethics and Compliance Initiative.
  • American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS International) Certification as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP).
  • Life Member – Special Forces Association.
  • Member – Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI.

Published Articles

Published five articles in the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin:

  • “Case Study – The Hosam Smadi Case, An Example of Success,” September 2011;
  • “When Is Force Excessive? Insightful Guidance from the U.S. Supreme Court,” September
  • “Use-of-Force Policies and Training: A Reasoned Approach (Parts One and Two), ”October and
    November 2002;
  • “Miranda Revisited – Dickerson v. United States,” August 2001.