Officer Gonzalez began his law enforcement career in 1984 as a member of the New York City Police Department, where he served for 23 years. During his career in New York City, Officer Gonzalez patrolled in Harlem while assigned to the 28th Precinct, then transferred to the Manhattan North Task Force. A division of the citywide Disorder Control Unit of the NYPD, the MNTF officers responded to special events such as dignitary protection at the United Nations; large political demonstrations in the Times Square and Wall Street areas of New York City. After the Terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, Officer Gonzalez conducted anti-terrorism duties at high priority locations in Manhattan, such as the Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Terminal, the Port Authority Bus Station and mass transit hub stations of New York City subway system. After retiring in 2006, Officer Gonzalez relocated to North Carolina and resumed his law enforcement duties at Wake Forest University. His daughter graduated from Wake Forest in 2012, but he remains on patrol because he claims the students keep him young. Officer Gonzalez is currently assigned to Patrol, working the Night Shift. He loves having students join him for Ride Along’s, so if you would like to experience a few hours of police work, sign up for one today.