Episode 149: Heather Glogolich, Domestic Violence Awareness
On this episode, Karen speaks with Heather Glogolich. Heather is currently a Captain with the NJ Institute of Technology Police Department, the Vice President for the professional organization New Jersey Women in Law Enforcement (NJWLE) and a law enforcement advisor for the web-based app VictimsVoice, a legally admissible documentation tool that allows victims to store evidence that is admissible in each state. In the spring of 2023, Captain Glogolich earned her Doctorate in Higher Education from Saint Elizabeth University. In addition to Captain Glogolich’s impressive resume, she is also a survivor of domestic violence who, in 2008, survived a violent incident at the hands of her ex-husband. Captain Glogolich is here to share her story while using her lived experience to advocate for victims everywhere.
Heather Glogolich started her law enforcement career in 2004. She is presently a Captain with the NJ Institute of Technology Police Department. She transferred to NJIT in September of 2023 after 18 years with the Morris Township Police Department. In her present assignment, Captain Glogolich is the Patrol Division Commander. During her career, she has been assigned to a multitude of diverse assignments including patrol, school resource officer, traffic safety officer, Domestic Violence Liaison, LGBTQ+ Liaison, and has performed the role of field training officer. She has also received numerous awards including Life Saving Awards, Meritorious Service Awards, Investigative Excellence Awards, and more. Additionally, she is the current President of New Jersey Women in Law Enforcement (NJWLE). Captain Glogolich earned her Doctorate in Higher Education with a Servant Leadership focus from Saint Elizabeth University.
In addition to her impressive resume filled with achievements and accolades, Heather Glogolich survived a harrowing domestic violence incident in 2008 at the hands of her ex-husband. Instead of allowing it to break her, she shares her story as a survivor through speaking presentations and victim advocacy by turning her pain into purpose. She believes that heart-led leadership promotes a change in culture throughout the profession of policing.
“Be The Change and Lead with Grace & Patience.”