Robert Appleton

Robert AppletonLieutenant,
Computer Crime Unit & Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Commander, New York State Police

Lieutenant Robert B. Appleton is the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Commander for New York State. He is a 20-year veteran with the New York State Police currently assigned to the Computer Crime Unit under the direction of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) Headquarters in Albany, NY.

His training and experience encompass the fields of crime scene processing, latent print processing and identification, court testimony, hazardous materials identification/mitigation, clandestine laboratories, weapons of mass destruction, incident response to terrorist bombings, emergency medical technician, and cybercrime specialist.

Rob graduated from Norwich University in 1992 with a BS in Environmental Engineering Technology and serves on the Board of Fellows. In 2008, he completed his Master’s degree in Public Administration from Marist College and is a member of the National Honor Society for Public Administration and Affairs, Pi Alpha Alpha. He is an adjunct professor at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, teaching for the School of Management in the MPA program and Organizational Leadership in Communications program. He has provided instruction at the NYPD Academy in New York City, NYSP Academy in Albany, and online programs for Marist.

In addition, he is an adjunct professor for the MPA and Criminal Justice (BSCJ) programs for Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies where he recently developed Drugs and Gangs (SOCI322), an online course for the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice completion program.