Criminal Justice Professor Emeritus Publishes New Book

Dr. Richard Lumb, Professor Emeritus and past Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice, has published a new book entitled “Changing the Model of Policing: A Twenty-First Century Solution.” This manuscript addresses the current state of American policing, where strategic planning and collaboration across agencies and stakeholders are key to success.

The book emphasizes the importance of working collectively to develop sustainable partnerships, collaboration, and cooperation in a new organizational structure that enhances the delivery of services and achieves sustainable solutions to eliminate repeat calls. That does not happen when all services occupy a separate organization and collaboration is limited. A unified agency, with proper staffing is necessary to bring about significant change.

Dr. Lumb brings considerable experience to the table as a practitioner, administrator, and professor. His collective experience combines over 25 years of policing, as a Maine State Police Trooper, and, as a chief of police, for two municipalities. He served as faculty at two universities, chair of SUNY Brockport’s Department of Criminal Justice, and chair of a two-year criminal justice program at a Community College.

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Posted: January 22, 2024