Melissa Levine is a police officer with the New York City Police Department where she is one of the lead instructors for the COBRA Unit (Chemical, Ordinance, Biological, and Radiological Awareness).
As a COBRA instructor, she and her team are responsible for training approximately 5,000 uniformed members of the service annually in the proper response and mitigation of CBRNe incidents. This training prepares police officers in specialized units for WMD/Hazmat operations and tactics. The COBRA Unit works collaboratively with the Center for Domestic Preparedness to ensure that the nation’s largest city remains ready to combat emerging CBRNe threats. Ms. Levine holds numerous certifications and is Pro Board accredited in multiple topics in the CBRNe/Hazmat field. She is a certified instructor not only for the NYPD but also for FEMA.
Ms. Levine has 9 years of experience with the NYPD and is focused on the progressive growth of the department’s CBRNe capabilities. She is also an advocate for the expansion of CBRNe programs within police departments across the nation.