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Todd Wuestewald

Todd Wuestewald
Associate Professor Criminal Justice

Dr. Todd Wuestewald is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice for the OU College of Professional and Continuing Studies. Before joining OU, Dr. Wuestewald was an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. 

Dr. Wuestewald received his PhD in Education from Oklahoma State University, a master's in Criminal Justice from Northeastern State University, and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma. His research focuses on participative management in policing, organizational climate, and practitioner-researcher collaborations.

Dr. Wuestewald has 30 years of experience in law enforcement, having served in patrol, detectives, narcotics, K-9, SWAT, training, and administration. As Chief of Police for the City of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, he garnered numerous citations for successful crime control, innovative policing strategies, and contributions to the law enforcement profession from Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallon, the Oklahoma State Legislature, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, and the Tulsa County Board of Commissioners. Dr. Wuestewald attended the 206th session of the FBI National Academy and is a graduate of FBI LEEDS, the Senior Management Institute for Police and the Rocky Mountain Leadership Program.

Dr. Wuestewald serves as a consultant for the International City/County Management Association and has been frequently published on the topics of leadership, police organization and management, law enforcement education, community policing, narcotic investigations, tactical operations, and police research collaborations.

Email Todd - twuestewald@ou.edu