In March 2013, Debra Baker accepted a position as Director of Executive Security, Intelligence & Security Operations for TD Ameritrade, an online brokerage firm based in Omaha, Nebraska. She retired in June 2012 as the Deputy Superintendent of Administration for the CALEA Accredited New Jersey State Police after nearly 26 years of service. She began as a Field Operations Trooper and held positions as Sergeant First Class - Assistant Unit Head for the Executive Protection Unit, Lieutenant - Unit Head for the Executive Protection Unit, Captain – Bureau Chief for the Executive Protection Bureau, Major, and Lieutenant Colonel. She is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives, New Jersey Women in Law Enforcement and National Governors Security Association. She received a Bachelor's degree in Administration of Justice/Human Services from Thomas Edison State College.