Jason’s Biography

Jason M. Palamara is a U.S. Navy Veteran having served in US “Operation Noble Anvil” [NATO “Operation Allied Force”] aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt. He is a retired New York City Police Department Cold Case Homicide Detective with twenty- years of experience in forensic and criminal investigations.

Jason has served as a peer support counselor with the NYPD and currently serves as a volunteer crisis intervention counselor with the Long Island Crisis Center. He is a John C. Maxwell certified life coach, teacher, speaker and trainer. He is also the director of Veteran & First Responder engagement for Forge VFR. His mission is to connect with and serve his fellow First Responder and Veteran communities ensuring the care they need is always available to them. Jason has published Living Blue, a book on police wellness and resilience, with Barbara Rubel.

“I find there to be no greater mission then one of giving your fellow human being the hope that tomorrow is a worthwhile destination. And to continue to serve my fellow Veterans and First Responders is more than I could ever hope to be doing-to live a life of service to others is really creating a fulfilling life for yourself.”

Jason M. Palamara

I saw, through my own struggles in a career as a LEO, that growth is possible. That we are not our problems and we most certainly can exit a life in law-enforcement better, in many ways, then we entered it.

We do this when we embrace what stretching looks like for us. When we ask ourselves, what don’t we know? I want to assist fellow First Responders and Veterans in exploring what this looks like through sharing my experiences.

You learn from what others do right as well as wrong. If I can impart the curiosity for just one person to want to see what their tomorrow looks like, and not decide that they are done with life, then I am happy.