Ivonne Roman

Relationship Manager


Ivonne was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Newark, NJ.  She has 25 years of experience in policing, serving every rank from police officer to police chief, in the Newark Police Department. Her work experience includes police patrol operations, investigations, internal affairs, precinct commander, and chief of detectives for the major crimes division.  She is a New Jersey Certified Public Manager and is certified in Labor Relations through Rutgers University. 

Roman earned a Master of Public Administration with Distinction from Rutgers-Camden, where she is currently a PhD student in the Public Affairs/Policy Department. She holds certifications from the Police Executive Research Forum and the Harvard Kennedy School.  She is an advocate of evidence-based policing, serving on the boards of the American Society for Evidence-Based Policing and the National Police Foundation.  She was awarded a National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) scholarship in 2016.

In 2017, she established the Women’s Leadership Academy (WLA) within the Newark Police Superior Officers’ Association, to increase female representation in law enforcement.  She helped organize the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), Women in Policing summit held in December 2018.  She was a journalism intern at the Marshall Project in 2018. She was awarded a 2019 TED Talks fellowship for her work with the WLA.

Ivonne is married for more than 20 years and is the proud mother of three daughters.