Joe Molinari



I come to Northeastern University with 30 years of experience in the Law Enforcement and Social Work field.

Upon graduating from Saint Anselm College, I worked for six years in social work, first as an Outreach and Tracking Officer in Fall River, MA, and then as an Investigator for the Massachusetts Department of Social Services (DSS) in Brockton, MA, where I investigated child abuse (physical, sexual and neglect).

After six years as a social worker, I was hired by the Nashua, NH, police department where I worked for 20+ years. In this position, I worked in the Unformed Patrol Division, the street crime unit (plain clothes), the Narcotics/Intelligence Division (as an undercover Detective attached to a DEA HIDTA Task Force) and as a Criminal Detective where I investigated cases ranging from homicides to crimes against persons and property.  While a Criminal Detective, I was assigned with another Detective to create and design a Burglary Investigation Unit. I concluded my career with the Nashua police department as a Sergeant assigned to Uniformed Patrol as a front line supervisor.

While working for DSS and Nashua police department, I obtained my master’s degree from Boston University.

I currently work as a Detective at UMass Lowell, teach online at Southern New Hampshire University and I am on the Greater Lowell Critical Incident Stress Management Team.

When I am not working, I have a difficult time sitting still.  I have two children, I play golf and hockey, workout, bike ride and to-date, I have participated in three Spartan races (2 sprints and 1 Super). I am currently training for a Goruck Star course event in Normandy France in June 2019.

I am here to help YOU succeed!!


MS from Boston University (1997)

Professional Experience