Todd R. Warren was born in Newark, New Jersey to Melvin and Amelia Warren. He attended Blessed Sacrament Elementary School and graduated from Hillside High School in 1985. As the youngest of four siblings, Todd was introduced to public service by his parents and Uncle, former New Jersey State Assemblyman, the late Willie B. Brown at a very early age.
Todd is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts with a BA Degree in Political Science and is presently pursuing a Masters Degree in Administrative Science at Fairleigh Dickenson University. In 1993, while employed as an Essex County Probation Officer assigned to Juvenile Family Court, he began working with at-risk youth in Essex County during his spare time. In 1994, he began a career in law enforcement and graduated from the Essex County Police Academy in 1995. After graduation, Todd received a number of special assignments and training specialization in area such as Special Emergency Response Team (S.E.R.T) Operative, Hostage Rescue, High Risk Warrant Entry and Executive Protection. Throughout his career, Todd has worked in various aspects of law enforcement including Corrections, Auto Theft Task Force, Internal Affairs and Administration.
In 2001, he formed the Warren Foundation where its motto is “Rebuilding Families and Strengthening Communities”. Todd spends an abundance of time mentoring at-risk young people and promoting events designed for community enrichment. From 2004-2007, he served as the Warden/Director of the Essex County Juvenile Detention Center where he labored tirelessly to redirect at risk youth from the broad road to destruction to the narrow road to righteousness. One of his most impressive accomplishments as Director/Warden was redirecting over fifty “Crips” and “Bloods” to turn away from a life of crime towards Christianity.
After laboring tirelessly with at-risk youth, Todd heard a call to Christ. In 2008, Todd received his spiritual foundation and was licensed at The New Hope Baptist Church of Newark under the leadership of the Late Reverend Dr. Charles E. Thomas. Presently Todd is serving as Associate Minister at the Paradise Baptist Church in Newark under the leadership of Bishop Jethro C. James. His ministry includes guiding youth on their spiritual journey towards God, self and other lessons conducive to success.
Todd is the current Deputy Director of the Orange Police Department. He is married to Chevelle Payne-Warren and they are the proud parents of Alyssa and Todd.
The Orange Police Department is making changes that will put it on track to becoming one of nations's premiere police forces by:
• New computer-aided dispatch system
• Prioritization of a City-wide camera system
• Re-configured personnel to maximize efficiency
• Renewed working relationships with external law enforcement agencies