Associate ProfessorKristin Walters

Office: BIS 536
Phone: (231) 591-2452
E-mail Address:


Education :
Ph.D. in Public Administration- Western Michigan University 2016
Ferris State University,   M.S. - Criminal Justice Administration
Ferris State University, B.S. - Criminal Justice 

Areas of Specialization: 
Policing, Police Supervision & Management 

Professional Experience:  
24 years of Law Enforcement experience.   I started my career as a Community College Public Safety Officer.   I next spent over 19 years with the Grand Rapids, MI Police Department.   While at GRPD, I held positions as patrol office/police paramedic; Major Case Team Investigator; Police Sergeant, serving in the following assignments: Internal Affairs, Patrol, Field Training Officer supervisor, and Traffic Unit; and Police Lieutenant serving as a Patrol Unit Watch Commander and a Service Area Administrative Lieutenant.   I next spent 4 years with the Kissimmee, Florida Police Department as a Deputy Police Chief responsible for Recruitment and Training, Communications, Professional Standards, including Internal Affairs and Accreditation, Records, and Financial Service.

Current Research Interests - police stress and women in policing

Professional Organizations - ACJS, ASC, NAWLEE

Hobbies: Cooking, quilting and needle work, golf, scuba diving, biking and watching football and hockey.