Adjunct Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice


  • Police and Society
  • Terrorism, Intelligence, and Justice
  • Principles of Leadership
  • Contemporary Policing Issues


  • Community Policing
  • Police Use of Force
  • Effective Leadership
  • Police Management


  • BA, William Paterson University
  • MPA, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Academic Profile

Professor Reynolds retired as the Assistant Director of FDUâ?Ts School of Criminal Justice and Political Science in January 2018. Prior to assuming that position in 2004, Professor Reynolds retired after thirty years of service with the Maywood, New Jersey Police Department.  His tenure in the police department included service in all ranks, including 15 years in the department’s Detective Bureau.  For the last seven years of his police career, Professor Reynolds served as Chief of Police.

In 1999 Professor Reynolds started teaching at FDU as an adjunct professor for the School of Criminal Justice.  He also has served as an adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.

Professor Reynolds is a graduate of the FBI’s National Academy in Quantico Virginia, the West Point Leadership and Command School, and is a Certified Public Manager.  

In addition to teaching various courses in the Criminal Justice curriculum each semester, Professor Reynolds served as an academic advisor and mentor to many Criminal Justice students, many of whom are currently employed in the criminal justice field. 

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