Dr. Mark Whitman has been a life-long trainer and more recently a professor in Criminal Justice in higher education. An experienced professional with over 28 years’ as a Police Chief, or Police Commissioner in a near 40 year law enforcement career and 20 years (Full-Time and Adjunct) in higher education, he has served fellow law enforcement professionals in leadership roles as the President of the NYS Association of Chiefs of Police and on the Executive Board of the International Association of Chiefs of Police as the Chair of the State Association of Chiefs of Police. Dr. Whitman, then Chief Whitman served as the Chair of the NYS Municipal Police Training Council during the introduction of the Americans with Disability Act. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam conflict, and was selected as the Field First in his training company. He completed Non-Commissioned Officer training during Basic Training and served his time at the United States Army Retraining Brigade, Ft. Riley, KS, a military work release correctional facility.
Dr. Whitman received numerous training certifications during his long law enforcement career and was a certified police trainer. His formal education includes:
Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
Ph.D. in Public Safety Leadership (2013) – Graduate with Distinction
Alfred University Alfred, NY
M.P.S. in Community Service Administration (1980)
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
B.A.S. in Social Science (1972)
Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY
Associates Degree in Police Science (1971)
Graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy 165th and Law Enforcement Executive Development 43rd Class.