Office: BIS 536
Phone: (231) 591-2452
E-mail Address: KristinWalters@ferris.edu
2014 Ph.D., Doctorate Candidate, Western Michigan University - Public Administration
Ferris State University, M.S. - Criminal Justice Administration
Ferris State University, B.S. - Criminal Justice
Areas of Specialization:
Policing, Police Supervision & Management
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, women in policing, comparative studies in policing
Professional Organizations - ACJS, ASC, NAWLEE
Hobbies: Cooking, quilting and needle work, golf, scuba diving, biking and watching football and hockey.