CNN Shines Light on Cedarville Expert

by Mark D. Weinstein, Executive Director of Public Relations

Patrick Oliver, Ph.D., associate professor of criminal justice and a former chief of police, was a guest on CNN Saturday, May 9. Oliver appeared at 12:20 pm in a segment with Ana Cabrera on the crisis involving police departments in the United States.
 
Dr. Oliver worked 27 years in law enforcement, including 11 years as a member of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. He also served as the chief of police in Cleveland, Grandview Heights (Columbus), and Fairborn, Ohio before joining the faculty at Cedarville University.
 
He is a national expert on community based policing as he is regularly sought out as a consultant. He is a consultant for the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police. 

In the week following Cedarville University's 119th commencement where it graduated its largest class, Dr. Oliver participated in a two-day consult in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and a three-day consultation with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department. 
 
Dr. Oliver earned his doctoral degree from Antioch University and he holds an MBA from Baldwin-Wallace in northeast Ohio. He is also a financial coach with Crown Financial Ministries.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,620 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings.