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Patrick Oliver, Ph.D.

Director of the Criminal Justice Program

Biography

Professor Oliver serves as Director of the Criminal Justice Program. Prior to coming to Cedarville in 2005, he served for 27 years in law enforcement, including as Chief of Police in the cities of Fairborn, Grandview Heights, and Cleveland, Ohio, and as Ranger Chief of Cleveland Metropolitan Parks. He also spent 11 years as a trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Professor Oliver serves as a Crown Financial Ministries budget coach and seminar instructor, as well as being a consultant and trainer for the International Association of Chiefs of Police and Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police. He also serves on the Research Advisory Committee for the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Media Expertise

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. from Antioch University (in Leadership and Change)
  • M.B.A., Baldwin Wallace University
  • B.A. in Criminal Justice, Baldwin Wallace University
  • Certified Peace Officer
  • Certified Law Enforcement Executive

Scholarly Works

  • What Are the Key Competencies, Qualities, and Attributes of the African American Municipal Police Chief? (Patrick Oliver) Faculty Dissertations (2013)
  • Recruitment, Selection & Retention of Law Enforcement Officers (Patrick Oliver) Faculty Books (2014)
  • The Complete Guide to Hiring Law Enforcement Officers: Toolkit (Patrick Oliver) History and Government Faculty Publications (2003)  
  • The Complete Guide to Hiring Law Enforcement Officers: Based on a Research Study of the Entry Level Assessment Center Method (Patrick Oliver) History and Government Faculty Publications (2001)
  • Key Issues for Law Enforcement Administrators in Creating and Managing a Multicultural Law Enforcement Agency (Patrick Oliver) History and Government Faculty Publications (2007)
View a listing of scholarly works in the Cedarville University Digital Commons »

Interests

  • Traveling
  • Reading
  • Sports
  • Exercising

Interviews

Stay Away from Rally

Dr. Patrick Oliver encourages everyone to avoid downtown Dayton, Ohio during the protests.

School Shootings

Dr. Patrick Oliver discusses the increase of school shootings and how to ensure school safety.