New Jersey State Police
Lieutenant Francis McGovern is a twenty-year veteran in the law enforcement field, on the federal, local, and State level. Lt. McGovern served as a military police officer in the U.S. Air Force for five years, subsequently serving as a part-time officer in Gloucester Township, New Jersey. In 2000, Lt. McGovern began his service with the New Jersey State Police. The majority of his service has been in an investigative capacity as a Detective and Detective Sergeant within the Troop “A” Criminal Investigations Office. Currently, Lt. McGovern serves as the intelligence officer for the Intelligence & Criminal Enterprise Section. As the Unit Head of the Office of Intelligence Management, Lt. McGovern serves as the liaison between the Intelligence & Criminal Enterprise Section and other sections within the Division, as well as a myriad of collaborating law enforcement and civilian entities. In addition to developing and maintaining the Division’s intelligence electronic platforms (NJ InfoShare, ALPR, HIDTA De-Confliction, Confidential Source database, etc.), Lt. McGovern’s intelligence unit is responsible for analyzing trends and developing investigation strategies to mitigate these trends. Lt. McGovern has invested his time and effort into expanding the intelligence sharing community. In September 2016, with the assistance of Kylie Dickneite, Lt. McGovern hosted the NGISG Fall Meeting in Atlantic City, NJ. This intelligence sharing event was attended by roughly 70 attendees, from all over the country (Washington State, Arizona, Nevada, Missouri, Florida, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and a few others). Lt. McGovern continues to seek ways to increase the intelligence sharing environment and collaborate with law enforcement partners.