Matt Raia

Matt Raia

Campus Coordinator

Matt is a retired police K-9 officer from the Chicagoland area and moved to the Valley in 2009. After graduating from the Chicago Police Academy and becoming a police officer, he also worked as a Field Training Officer, Juvenile Officer and Tactical Unit Member. He was also a K-9 handler of a 110 pound Patrol German Shepherd and was a member of a multi-jurisdictional task force which responded to and handled various law enforcement needs in the northern part of Illinois.

Since moving to the V​alley, ​he ​bec​a​me certified by the state of A​rizona​​ to teach Drivers Educati​on, instructing ​numerous students, both young and old ​in all parts of the ​V​alley. Matt is excited to be here at New Way and​ look forward to partnering his law enforcement knowledge ​with a deep desire to keep the students and staff safe during their day.