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Richard Byers

Adjunct Faculty, Justice, Law and Security

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE: 

  • Adjunct Professor, La Roche University, Department of Justice, Law and Security

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION: 

  • BA Sociology, Slippery Rock University, 1977
  • MA Criminology, Indiana University of PA, 1997
  • Certified Pennsylvania Police Academy Instructor since 1993
  • Certified in Pennsylvania, Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance
  • POSIT (Police Supervisor Training)
  • POLEX (Police Executive Development)
  • Adv. POLEX (Advanced Police Executive Development)
  • Extensive advanced training and certifications in various police techniques and criminal investigations  

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY: 

  • 39 years of Law Enforcement experience
  • County Detective, Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office Investigations Unit,  2010 -Present
  • Shaler Police Department, retired, 1978- 2010  
    • Police Detective/Juvenile Division Supervisor, 2002-2010
    • Police Detective, 1986-2002
    • Police Sergeant, 1985-1986
    • Police Officer/ Paramedic, 1978-1985 
  • Assignments to State and Federal Investigative Task Forces
  • Allegheny County Police Academy Instructor, 1993-present

COURSES TAUGHT AT LAROCHE:

  • CRIM1001 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CRIM2016 Police and Society
  • CRIM3045 Criminal Investigations
  • CRIM3020 Special Topics: Advance Investigative Techniques

JOINED LAROCHE:

  January 2004