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Dr. Paul Lasiewicki is currently a Patrol Lieutenant with the Flagstaff Police Department in the City of Flagstaff, Arizona. Paul originally hails from Saginaw, Michigan. Paul attended Hope College in Holland, Michigan, graduating with bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Art.
In 1993 Paul joined the Navy where he enjoyed an enlistment as a Hospital Corpsman. While enrolled in BUD/S training, Paul suffered a major injury, making it no longer possible for him to participate. Nevertheless, he had a great time and learned a lot. Although the broken bones prevented Paul from completing BUD/S training, the circumstances inspired him to go back to school. Dr. Lasiewicki worked as a medicolegal photographer for a few years at the Naval Hospital in San Diego until he earned his Masters of Forensic Sciences (MFS). Upon completion of his MFS, Paul accepted a transfer to the NCIS regional crime lab in San Diego where he worked as a Criminalist until the end of his enlistment.
From there, Paul took a civilian job as Chief Forensic Scientist at a private crime lab in Albuquerque.
In 1999 Dr. Lasiewicki answered his calling to police work, becoming a cop with the FPD. Dr. Lasiewicki worked as a patrol officer, detective, patrol corporal, and patrol sergeant; he now works as a patrol lieutenant. In 2007, Paul completed his doctoral dissertation Achieving Congruence between Individual Commitment to Policing and Organizational Objectives in Police Departments to earn his Doctorate in Management.
Dr. Lasiewicki has taught at Norther Arizona University (NAU) and the University of Phoenix as a part-time professor in the fields of Criminal Justice and Administration of Justice.
In addition to his duties at FPD as LT. Lasiewicki; privately, Dr. Lasiewicki pursues his passion of advancing the profession of policing. In 2011, Dr. Lasiewicki opened his online school The LEO Criminal Justice Institute (LEOCJI), dedicated to the professional development of police. Dr. Lasiewicki is currently working to build degree-granting programs specifically for police so that every cop who appreciates the thought of working hard to earn a scholarly degree can get one.