Thursday, March 3, 2011

Meet UI&U's New Site Coordinators for the California Centers

CINCINNATI/LOS ANGELES - To support its growing criminal justice management programs, Union Institute & University’s Los Angeles and Sacramento Academic Centers have hired several site coordinators for new CJM sites in San Mateo County, Stanislaus County, Orange County, San Bernardino, and the Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.

Sergeant Glenn Paul Cadwell in his office
California’s newest hires have extensive backgrounds in criminal justice management. Dr. Beth Pastores-Palffy, Dean of the Califonia Centers, said that each of them will contribute significantly to bringing the sites to the attention of the law enforcement community and to providing exemplary service to our learners in those remote areas.

“The site coordinators, faculty, and our learners are excited to have the opportunity to participate in the CJM program at the sites,” said Dr. Pastores-Palffy. “The site coordinators are fully committed to seeing their fellow law enforcement officers obtain that elusive undergraduate degree. It has been a great pleasure working with them. I appreciate them for helping get the sites off the ground and looking forward to their help in making them flourish.”

Meet the new California CJM Site Coordinators:

Sergeant Glenn Paul Cadwell
Site Coordinator Stanislaus County
Sergeant Glenn Paul Cadwell currently serves with the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department. In his role as a sheriff he supervises a staff of 35 law enforcement personnel, is responsible for overall courthouse security, and supervises the Hostage Negotiation Team. He is also an adjunct professor at Kaplan College and Modesto Junior College where he teaches a variety of courses including community relations, patrol procedures, and juvenile law and procedures. He earned his BA in criminal justice management from UI&U and is currently enrolled in a master’s program at the University of Phoenix.

Sergeant William J. McGovern
Site Coordinator Orange County

Sergeant William J. McGovern is a 24-year member of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. He currently serves as the Supervisor of the OCSD Motor Unit and is assigned to the City of Mission Viejo. He manages the day to day operations of the City’s traffic enforcement detail which serves a population of over 100,000 residents and is responsible for the ongoing training of the Department’s 30 Motorcycle Deputies who provide traffic enforcement in 10 different contract cities in Orange County. As a collateral duty, Sergeant McGovern served as both a Deputy and Sergeant on the Mounted Enforcement Unit (Equestrian) and Major Accident Reconstruction Team for over 14 years.

Sergeant McGovern holds a BA in economics from UC Irvine and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix . He is a graduate of California’s POST Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute.

Robert Browne

Robert Browne, retired lieutenant
Site Coordinator for San Bernardino County

Robert Browne served 28 years in law enforcement for the City of Covina Police Department. For more than 15 years he served as a lieutenant City of Covina Police Department and during his tenure supervised the detective bureau, and was three times acting captain of both the field services and administrative division. He also worked as a jail supervisor and as a department training officer. The U.S. Navy veteran also served as a police sergeant for the City of Covina and as a field agent. In this role, he worked closely with the Los Angeles County Crime Lab and the L.A. District Attorney in the investigation, filing of criminal complaints and the conviction of perpetrators. Browne retired with the rank of lieutenant. He holds bachelor degree in public administration from the University of La Verne.

Debra Kirk, retired lieutenant
Debra Kirk
Site Coordinator-Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties

Kirk is a 20-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) where she worked a variety of assignments including patrol operations, investigations, Internal Affairs and the Police Commission. During her career she held the ranks of police officer, detective, sergeant and lieutenant. She earned a BA in criminal justice from Union Institute & University in 1996. She resides in Castaic, CA with her husband, a career LAPD sergeant.

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