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Thomas E. Baker served as a Lt. Col. (Ret.) United States Army Reserve Military Police Corps, Special Agent, and Commander with United States Army Criminal Investigation Command. He also served as a University professor for many years.
His civilian experience includes former police officer for Henrico County Police, Richmond, Virginia, and Montgomery County, Maryland. His service includes assignments as an Intelligence Officer and Undercover Officer in the Vice, Intelligence and Organized Crime Unit.
His previous professional experience includes service in the Virginia Community College System as an associate professor, Child Supervisor, and teacher for the Diagnostic Center for Children, Bon Air, Virginia, and Children's Supervisor Richmond, Virginia Detention Center.
His academic degrees include A. A. Social Science/Law Enforcement; B.S. Social Welfare/Criminal Justice, M. S. Rehabilitation Counseling/Corrections, Virginia Commonwealth University; M. Ed. Sports Science, and M.S. Health and Educational Administration, East Stroudsburg University; CAGS Psychology and Counseling, Marywood University; advanced study adult education, Pennsylvania State University, and educational leadership, Temple University.
He is the author of over 180 publications that have appeared in professional journals and has presented research at national meetings. His journal articles include publications in The International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts, Journal of Police Crisis Negotiations: International Journal, Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, The Journal of Police Practice, Research: An International Journal, and Forensic Examiner.
He has served as an editorial reviewer for Police and Criminal Psychology, Journal of Criminal Justice, American Journal of Criminal Justice, International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, and FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin.
Prof. Baker published his first book, Effective Police Leadership: Moving Beyond Management, 2000, Looseleaf Law Publications, Inc., 3nd ed., 2011. He then published a second book, Introductory Criminal Analysis: Crime Prevention and Intervention Strategies, Pearson/Prentice-Hall Publishing Company, 2005. Moreover, he published his third book, Intelligence-Led Policing: Leadership, Strategies, and Tactics, Looseleaf Law Publications, Inc. These books include related instructor manuals and enhanced PowerPoint presentations. A fourth book, Police Suicide: Prevention, Assessment & Intervention, was published in 2012, Looseleaf Law Publications.
Prof. Baker published his first novel, The Siesta Key Awakening, in 2010. Tom has a new book, Positive Police Leadership: Problem-Solving Planning, released 10 May 2012, Looseleaf Law Publications, Inc. This text includes an Instructor Seminar Guide and 550-slide PowerPoint presentation for trainers and instructors who adopt the book.
Prof. Baker published numerous book articles in encyclopedias. To cite a few: Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement, Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice, Encyclopedia of Historical and Notorious Personalities, Encyclopedia of Police Science, and Encyclopedia of Forensic Science. In addition, he serves as a reviewer for Library Services and Professional Journals.
Prof. Baker regularly teaches: S/CJ 110 Introduction to Criminal Justice, S/227 Organized Crime Patterns, CJ 237 Investigative Process, CJ 238 Police Criminalistics, CJ 230 Crime Prevention, S/CJ 234 Criminal Justice Management, S/CJ 232 Public Safety Administration, and CJ 239 Introductory Criminal Analysis.
His research focus includes criminal investigative analysis, criminal investigation, terrorism, police leadership, organized crime, police leadership, community-oriented and problem-solving policing, police forensics, and criminal and intelligence analysis.
Prof. Baker serves as a police consultant to local law enforcement agencies, police administration, police testing, and Department of Justice's COPS grants. His personal interests include eight Blackboard websites, PowerPoint in the classroom and freelance writing.