Massachusetts Gaming Commissioner
Commissioner Cameron was appointed to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission in April of 2012 by Governor Deval Patrick, Attorney General Martha Coakley and Treasurer Steve Grossman. She was reappointed to a second term in 2016 by Governor Charlie Baker, Attorney General Maura Healey and Treasurer Deborah Goldberg. Commissioner Cameron has oversight and advisory responsibility for investigations, licensing and horse racing.
Prior to her appointment to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, Gayle Cameron worked as a public safety consultant after a distinguished career with the New Jersey State Police. She retired as a Deputy Superintendent, the second highest rank.
Prior to her retirement, Lieutenant Colonel Cameron commanded the Investigations Branch which had authority over the areas of: casino regulation, specialized investigations, intelligence gathering and analysis, and forensic sciences. In this position she held the agency’s top security clearance and interacted on a regular basis with the US Attorney from the District of NJ, the State’s Governor, the NJ Attorney General and was the primary liaison with all federal law enforcement agencies.
Commissioner Cameron’s gaming experience began as an undercover operative while conducting casino criminal and organized crime investigations. She also gained valuable expertise as a detective vetting individuals and companies during the application process for licensure to Atlantic City’s casinos.
Commissioner Cameron has also been called upon to sit on numerous promotional boards both in the United States and abroad. She was appointed to serve as a Commissioner for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) which evaluates police agencies’ best practices both nationally and internationally. She is a founding member of New Jersey Women in Law Enforcement and frequently serves as a panelist for the international association of Chiefs of Police and the National Center for Women and Policing.
Lt. Colonel Cameron holds an M.A. from Seton Hall University, a B.S. from Bridgewater State College, and is a graduate of the FBI Leadership Development School, the Northwestern University School of Staff and Command, and the International Chiefs of Police Leadership in Police Organizations certification.