Walter R. Anderson Jr. possesses over 45 years of professional experience within the fields of academic athleticism and criminal justice. At the inception of his career, he served with the New Jersey State Police for 25 years until retiring at the rank of captain. During his tenure with the State Police, he supervised and conducted EEO/AA investigations and internal affairs investigations and was assigned to the Executive Protection Unit. Additionally, he served as a member of the New Jersey Domestic Preparedness Task Force, lending his expertise to consult on issues regarding homeland security and counterterrorism efforts. Likewise, Mr. Anderson served as a track and field coach for numerous school districts while in law enforcement.
Since 2018, Mr. Anderson has excelled as a track and field coach for Deptford Township High School in New Jersey. Impressively, while pursuing his vocation in athleticism, he has coached eight first team All State athletes, 11 sectional champions, 31 county champions, eight individual state champions and 48 conference champions. Notably, one of his women athletes won a Gold Medal in the 2016 Olympic Games and a Silver Medal in the 2021 Olympic Games. Alongside his credentials as a certified teacher in New Jersey, Mr. Anderson holds an Associate in Applied Science in Law Enforcement from the Rowan College of South Jersey and a Bachelor of Science in Human Services, with a Specialization in Administration of Justice, from Thomas Edison State University.
As a testament to his resounding success in his field, Mr. Anderson has received numerous accolades. The recipient of the Trailblazer Award from the Marshall C. Brown Chapter of the National Black State Trooper Coalition, Inc., he also earned the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Medal from Camden County, New Jersey, and the Community Service Award from the South Jersey Chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. Furthermore, Mr. Anderson has been recognized by the New Jersey State Police with a Community Service Award and a Certificate of Commendation for exceptional contributions to the Drunk Driving Program. Moreover, he was bestowed with a Certificate of Appreciation from the United States Marine Corps for the apprehension of a Marine Corps absentee, among other awards.
Attributing much of his success to the foundation his parents established for him and his siblings, Mr. Anderson initially entered his career path following inspiration from his own coaches and role models while growing up. Looking toward the future, he intends to continue coaching track and field to young students and serve as a mentor to aspiring athletic professionals.
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