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Dr. Terry Gingerich
Professor/Program Coordinator

BA University of San Francisco
MA California State University, Los Angeles

Ph.D. Washington State University, 2002

Background: Prior to entering academia, Dr. Gingerich served 25 years with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, retiring in 1996 as a sergeant. He worked a variety of assignments with the LASD, including tours in custody, patrol, administration, and detective divisions. Prior to joining the LASD, he was a police officer with the Metropolitan Police Department, Washington DC. He served four and half years in the USMC (1963-1968). He holds basic, intermediate, advanced, and supervisory certificates from the California Commission of Police Office Standards and Trainings. Dr. Gingerich has coauthored one book: Law Enforcement in the United States (3rd edition, 2011). He has also published in the Asian Journal of Criminology, the Justice Policy and Asian Politics and Policy. He is a member of the Police Administration Committee of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the International Association of Crime Analyst, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and the Asian Association of Police Studies. Dr. Gingerich's research interests include police history, ethics, crime and criminal intelligence analysis, criminal justice policy, comparative criminal justice, and police management.

Personal: He is married and has five children and seven grandchildren.

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