He transitioned from a successful career with the New Jersey State Police, where he held Command positions in a variety of assignments within the Emergency Management and Homeland Security fields.
Steve has been an active member of the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Asset Protection Council since 2013 and currently serves as Vice-Chair.
Steve earned his Doctorate of Education (Ed.D) Degree in 2007 at Seton Hall University.
Dr. Hoptay also serves as an Adjunct Professor for Seton Hall University – College of Education and Human Services in the Graduate Studies Program. .
Additionally, Steve is a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA.
During the course of his career, Steve was instrumental in developing strategies and coordinating operational planning and response to large scale emergencies such as New Jersey response to the 9/11 attacks, as well as, numerous natural, technological and transportation related disasters.
Prior to his enlistment in the New Jersey State Police, Steve held a position as a career firefighter and worked as a Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic for 20 years.
Steve and his wife, Beverly, live at the Jersey Shore.