Ruiz is a Criminal Justice and Policing Specialist for this project. Ruiz is a federally recognized expert in the fields of law enforcement, community policing, and criminal justice and has served on multiple police department monitor teams. Most recently, Ruiz was charged with reviewing and recommending changes to and monitoring the training and implementation of policies and procedures regarding federally mandated police reforms on a wide range of law enforcement issues facing the Puerto Rico Police Dept. Ruiz served as a consultant and Joint Compliance Expert for the US-DOJ Consent Decree with the town of East Haven, CT. to reform its police department. Ruiz was a Superintendent with the Boston Police Department, where he served as the Night Commander in charge of citywide police services and supervised resources for all eleven police districts and specialized units. During his 3-decades with the Boston Police Department, Ruiz worked in the Recruit Investigation Unit, the Drug Control Unit, Internal Affairs, and Anti-Corruption Unit.