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U.S. Attorney Jane E. Young Announces Project Safe Neighborhoods Selection Committee Appointments

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Hampshire

CONCORD – U.S. Attorney Jane E. Young announces that Bradley J. Russ, Maureen Sullivan, and former Major Joseph M. Ebert have been appointed to serve as the Project Safe Neighborhood’s (PSN) Selection Committee.

“These three individuals will serve as the members of an external panel that will review applications for subawards under the PSN Program,” U.S. Attorney Jane E. Young said. “I am thankful for their willingness to contribute their valuable expertise and perspectives to this process.”

Bradley J. Russ is the Executive Director of the National Criminal Justice Training Center (NCJTC) of Fox Valley Technical College. He previously served as the Chief of Police of the Portsmouth Police Department and the Commander of the Northern New England Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. He has over 35 years of experience as a national instructor for U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) funded training programs, and as a member of national DOJ task forces and commissions. Brad Russ holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Hampshire and is a graduate of the FBI’s National Academy and Law Enforcement Executive Development training programs.

Maureen “Moe” Sullivan is the Executive Director of the Child Advocacy Center of Rockingham County (CACRC). Maureen serves on a variety of committees, including the state advisory committee for the New Hampshire Police Academy and the Rockingham County Chiefs Association (RCCA). She is a former adjunct instructor at the University of New Hampshire’s Peter T. Paul School of Business and Economics, a 2004 graduate of Leadership Seacoast, and former board member of the Portsmouth Rotary Club. She also volunteers with local organizations to include the Rotary District 7780 Opioid Recovery Initiative and Portsmouth Community Coordinated Response to Substance Misuse Disorder. Maureen holds a Doctorate of the Arts in Leadership Studies from Franklin Pierce University, a Master’s in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.

Former Major Joseph M. Ebert served in the New Hampshire State Police from 2002-2023. During his time in the State Police, Joe served in a variety of roles to include as: a Trooper assigned to Troop-A; a Field Training Officer; a Drug Recognition Expert; a member of the Crisis Negotiation Team; a Sergeant, Lead Homicide Detective, and Commander in the Major Crime Unit; Director of the New Hampshire Information and Analysis Center; and a Captain in the Investigation Services. In 2022, he was promoted to Major and Commander of the Investigative Services Unit (ISB). As the Commander of the ISB, Major Ebert oversaw the Narcotics Investigations Unit, the Major Crime Unit, the Polygraph Unit, the Special Investigations Unit and the Terrorism and Intelligence Unit. During his tenor as Major, he also acted as, among other roles, a legislative liaison and grant overseer. Joe earned his Master of Science degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Springfield College in 2001.

PSN is a nationwide initiative that brings together federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement officials, prosecutors, community-based partners, and other stakeholders to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in a community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. PSN is coordinated by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices in the 94 federal judicial districts throughout the 50 states and U.S. territories.


Updated August 29, 2023

Press Release Number: 2023-130