Glenn A. Walp was a member of the Pennsylvania State Police for nearly 29 years, retiring from the agency as commissioner, holding the rank of colonel and a member of the governor’s cabinet. After retiring from the state police, he accepted positions as Chief of Police in the City of Bullhead City, Arizona and the Arizona Capitol Police. He then accepted an offer by the University of California to be the Office Leader of the Office of Security Inquiries at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico. Because of his skilled investigative efforts at Los Alamos, he was assigned as a personal consultant to the President of the University of California.
Walp has an Associate of Science in police administration from York College, York, Pennsylvania; a Bachelor of Science in criminology/police administration from Indiana University, Indiana, Pennsylvania; Master of Arts in criminal psychology from Prescott College, Prescott, Arizona; and a Ph.D. in Human Services, with a specialization in criminal justice from Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Police Academy and National Executive Institute; the Southwest Command College; the Governor’s Senior Management Development School at Penn State University; the Secret Service Dignitary Protection School; and the Glynco, Georgia Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. He was a certified police officer in the States of Pennsylvania and Arizona, a certified police instructor for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and held a United States Top-secret Clearance.
Walp graduated magna cum laude from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and was the recipient of the University’s 1994 Distinguished Alumni Award. The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives recognized him for his strong stance for human rights. He received the Optimist Club Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award, and the national J. Stannard Baker Award for Outstanding Achievement in Highway Safety. Glenn was assistant task force commander of the Pennsylvania Johnstown Flood of 1977, and the task force commander of the Pennsylvania Camp Hill Prison Riot of 1989. As Chairman of the Pennsylvania Crime Commission, he spearheaded a corruption investigation that resulted in the incarceration of the state attorney general. Because of his criminal investigative efforts at Los Alamos, he received a Letter of Commendation from the FBI, and was nominated for the national Paul H. Douglas Ethics in Government Award. He has appeared multiple times as a guest on national television programs such as The O’Reilly Factor, CBS Nightly News, NBC Nightly News, and CNN’s American Morning with Paula Zahn.
Dr. Walp is employed part-time as a consultant and instructor for Penn State University in their Justice and Safety Institute, teaching police executives nationally and internationally. Glenn has been consulted by Penn State staff on national security issues related to the United Arab Emirates. He serves as a consultant for the International Association of Chiefs of Police within their police executive search and selection program. Glenn is owner operator of Desert Bloodhound, LLC; Ironclad Home Security Watch, LLC; Justice Publishing, LLC; and is a listed expert witness in police policy and procedures with the ForencisGroup. Walp’s academic works include: The Missing Link between Pornography and Rape: Convicted Rapists Respond with Validated Truth, The Causes of Crime: A Search for Truth, and is co-author of “Criminal Investigation Assessments,” as published in the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin.
Dr. Walp resides in Gold Canyon, Arizona with his wife, Diana. Glenn has three children, Yvette, Faith, and Aaron; a stepson Garett; seven grandchildren, Adam, Michael, Chandler, Marah, Marissa, Austin, and Mason; and a great granddaughter, Autumn.