Dr. Richard Weinblatt
"The Cop Doc"
Police Expertise Featured:
CNN, MSNBC, CBS Evening News, The Associated Press,
HLN, The Washington Post, The Orlando Sentinel, etc.
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership
Doctoral Dissertation: “Law Enforcement Officers’ Perceptions of Higher Education: A Study of Perceived Benefits for Patrol Officers in a Mid-Size,
Suburban Florida Police Department”
(4.00 GPA) (60 credit hours with 45 C.H. of graduate coursework)
University of Sarasota/Argosy University: Sarasota, FL (April 2008)

Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Educational Leadership  
(4.00 GPA) (30 credit hours of graduate coursework)
University of Sarasota/Argosy University: Sarasota, FL (July 2002)

Graduate coursework in
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) (4.00) GPA)
Pfeiffer University: Charlotte, NC  (2002)
(Three graduate credit hours completed: Managing a Diverse Workforce)

Graduate coursework in
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) (4.00 GPA)
New Mexico Highlands University: Las Vegas, NM (Spring 1998)
(Nine graduate credit hours completed: Business Law,
Management Accounting, and Marketing Research)

Master of Public Administration in Criminal Justice
(3.84 GPA) (48 credit hours of graduate coursework)
City University: Bellevue, WA (December 1996)

Certificate of Graduate Study in Criminal Justice (C.G.S.)
(4.00 GPA) (18 credit hours of graduate coursework)
City University: Bellevue, WA (June 1996)

Bachelor of Science degree in Administration of Justice (B.S.)
Guilford College: Greensboro, NC (1986)
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Author ~ Speaker ~ Expert Witness ~ Media Commentator
Based in

Richard Weinblatt
as Police Chief
Over 1,000 hours of training including:

Southern Criminal Justice Association Conference (presented academic
paper), Charleston, SC (September 2009)
Seminole Community College Leadership Academy Sanford, FL (April

2009 Southern Criminal Justice Association Annual Conference–
Charleston, SC
2008 Florida Certified Criminal Justice Instructors Conference (One
Florida High Liability Firearms and Defensive Tactics Instructor Update
Florida Department of Law Enforcement General Topics Instructor
Florida Department of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor
Florida Department of Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics Instructor
Florida Department of Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations Instructor
Florida Human Diversity for Instructors
North Carolina Criminal Justice Standards Instructor
NC’s Juvenile Minority Sensitivity Training: Train the Trainer
Monadnock PR-24 sidehandle police baton instructor
ASP expandable tactical baton instructor
Armor Training Academy/Def Tec OC Pepper Spray instructor
Taser International X26 and M26 Taser Instructor
Tasertron TF-76 Taser Weapons System instructor
State of New Mexico Instructor Development
University of Delaware Managing Your Dept.’s Training Operation

Other courses include:
U.S. D.E.A. Drug Law Enforcement School
Broward County (FL) Sheriff’s Dept Patrol Drug Interdiction
Intoximeter 3000 Key Operator (New Mexico)
Intoxilyzer 5000 Operator (New Mexico & North Carolina)
AlcoSensor Handheld Alcohol Measuring Instrument
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST)
Doppler Radar
Hawk Radar
Northwestern University At-Scene Accident Investigation
New Jersey/New York Hazardous Materials Worker Training Center
Emergency Response Awareness and Operational
Middlesex County (NJ) IFSTA Firefighter I. and II. Fire School
Reid Technique of Interviews and Interrogation
Taser International Advanced M26 Taser

Certified Law Enforcement Officer
Florida Department of Law Enforcement

Certified Criminal Justice Instructor in
General Topics
Defensive Tactics
Vehicle Operations

Certified Law Enforcement Trainer (CLET)
American Society for Law Enforcement Training (ASLET)

Certified ASP expandable tactical baton instructor
Armament Systems and Protection, Inc.

Certified Armor/Def Tech OC Pepper Spray instructor
Armor Training Academy

Certified X26 and M26 Taser Instructor
Taser International

Intoxilyzer 5000 Certified
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Certified Juvenile Minority Sensitivity Training Trainer
North Carolina Justice Academy
Patrol Division Deputy Sheriff II.
Santa Fe County (NM) Sheriff's Office
Police Chief
City of Randleman (NC) Police Dept.
With President George Bush
Oval Office of The White House
Dr. Richard Weinblatt
teaching traffic stops (above), Taser (below left), and firearms (below
right) at the Seminole Community College Police Academy in Sanford, FL.

Director, Institute for Public Safety, Central Ohio Technical College
(Over Basic Police Academies, Law Enforcement associates degree, Criminal Justice associates degree, Fire Science, EMS: EMT/Paramedic on four
campuses in service area of Licking, Knox, and Coshocton counties located
just East of Columbus, OH)
Newark & Pataskala, OH

Professor and Program Manager, Criminal Justice Institute,
Seminole Community College, Sanford, FL

Chief of Police, City of Randleman Police Department, Randleman, NC

Chairman, Public Services Department & Instructor/Director, Criminal
Justice, South Piedmont Community College (Over Criminal Justice,
Sociology, Human Services Developmental Disabilities, Social Work,
COE: Co-Operative Education Internships collegewide, Early Childhood
Education Pre-School and School Age, and Early Childhood Resource
Monroe & Polkton, NC

Reserve Police Officer, Wingate Police Department, Wingate, NC

Deputy Sheriff II., Patrol Division, Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office,
Santa Fe, NM

Adjunct Professor, Criminal Justice, Northern New Mexico Community
College, Espanola, NM

Adjunct Instructor, Business & Public Speaking,
National American University, Albuqerque and Rio Rancho, NM

Auxiliary Lieutenant, South Brunswick Township Police Department,
South Brunswick, NJ

Deputy Sheriff (non-compensated), Essex County Sheriff's Office, City of
Newark, NJ


Member, Doctoral Dissertation Committee
"Perceptions of Campus Safety at For Profit Universities"
Argosy University Twin Cities campus, Minneapolis, MN (2010)

Contract Courses for Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)
Criminal Justice Executive Institute- Public Information and Social Media

Taught many college level  degree courses including:

Introduction to Business
Introduction to Corrections
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Introduction to Criminal Justice System
Introduction to Criminology
Introduction to Law Enforcement
Introduction to Loss Prevention
Civil Liability
Constitutional Law
Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice
Court Procedures and Evidence
Courts and Criminal Justice
Criminal Investigation
Criminal Law
Drugs and Society
Ethics and Community Relations
Forensic Investigations
Juvenile Delinquency
Juvenile Justice
Juvenile Justice Procedures
Organized Crime
Police and the Community
Police and the Media
Police Operations
Police Organization and Administration
Principles of Criminal Justice
Public Speaking
Selected Topics in Criminal Justice
Substance Abuse

Taught many Basic Criminal Justice Academy (Law Enforcement,
Corrections, and Cross-Over Corrections to Law Enforcement Academies) and In-Service, Advanced Training
courses including:

ASP Expandable Police Baton
Crime Scene Investigations
Criminal Investigations
Cross-Over to Law Enforcement Introduction
Dart-Firing Stun Gun
Defensive Tactics for Criminal Justice Officers
DUI Traffic Stops
Firearms for Criminal Justice Officers
Human Issues– Diversity, Cultural Sensitivity, Mental Illness, &
Substance Abuse
Introduction to Corrections
Introduction to Law Enforcement
Instructor Techniques
Patrol I.
Patrol II.
Pepper Spray - Oleresin Capsicum (OC)
PR-24 Side-handle Police Baton
Tactical Applications– Bombs & Explosives, Court Procedures, &
Crowd Control
Traffic Crash Investigation
Traffic Stops
Vehicle Operations
As reserve officer for Wingate
Police (left) and Professor and
Program Manager, Criminal Justice
Institute at Seminole Community
College (above)
Dr. Richard Weinblatt, as
Director of the Institute for
Public Safety at Central Ohio
Technical College, conducting
inspections of
Basic Police Academy cadets
with the Mayor of Pataskala
(above left), the Sheriff of
Licking County (above right),
and a Columbus Police
lieutenant (right).
Chief Richard Weinblatt with a young fan.
Right: Dr. Richard Weinblatt
receives a plaque from the
Cadet Lieutenant at the April
28, 2010 LET Basic Police
Academy graduation
ceremonies for his service as
Director of the Institute for
Public Safety at Central Ohio
Technical College.
Authoring Police Articles since 1989
Host, "The Cop Doc" radio show
Regular column, PoliceOne.com ("Weinblatt's Tips" and formerly "The
Police and the Press")
Regular column, PoliceLink.com ("Law Enforcement Career Expert")
Regular column, Lake Mary Life Magazine (FL)
Regular contributor "Police Examiner", National Edition, Examiner.com
Former columnist, Law and Order: The Magazine for Police
Management (for a decade from 1991-2001) ("Reserve Report" column)
Former columnist, Officer.com ("Career Corner" & "Reserve Power")
Former columnist, Asheboro Courier-Tribune (NC)
Former Editorial Advisory Board, Law Enforcement Technology
Dr. Richard Weinblatt , “The Cop Doc,” has explained
complex police, crime, and safety topics since 1989.
is the Dean of the School of Public and Social Services
(which includes Criminal Justice, Public Safety,
Paralegal, Human Services, and other academic degree
programs) and the School of Education at the 37,000
student respected Ivy Tech Community College based in
Indianapolis, IN.

Dr. Weinblatt has an extensive background as a police
chief, police academy director, and criminal justice
professor. His service has ranged from Auxiliary
Lieutenant in New Jersey to Patrol Division Deputy
Sheriff in New Mexico to Police Chief in North Carolina.

Additionally, Dr. Weinblatt has been a criminal justice
and police academy educator in Florida, New Mexico,
North Carolina, and Ohio.  He has instructor
certifications for pepper spray, firearms, defensive
tactics, vehicle operations, and Taser, among others. He
is the author of several books.

Dr. Weinblatt has been interviewed by national and local
media including CBS Evening News, CNN, MSNBC,
HLN Headline News, and The Washington Post. He has
earned multiple degrees up to the Doctoral level.