Name: William  Kennedy
Department: Public Safety Division
     Criminal Justice (Public Safety Division)
Title: Division Director
Office Location:
Transportation Systems, 204
Merancas Campus
Phone Number: (704) 330-4193
Fax Number: (704) 330-4120
Email Address:
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Oversees the college's Public Safety Curriculum and Training Programs and teaches criminal justice curriculum classes.

Fall 2020 Office Hours: None
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Office Location: Merancas Campus, TS204

Courses Taught:
CJC 111 - Introduction to Criminal Justice*
CJC 112 - Criminology
CJC 114 - Investigative Photography
CJC 121 - Law Enforcement Operations
CJC 122 - Community Policing
CJC 132 - Court Procedure and Evidence*
CJC 141 - Corrections
CJC 144 - Crime Scene Processing
CJC 160 - Terrorism: Underlying Issues
CJC 161 - Intro to Homeland Security
CJC 163 - Transportation and Border Security
CJC 214 - Victimology
CJC 215 - Organization and Administration
CJC 221 - Investigative Principles
CJC 222 - Criminalistics
CJC 223 - Organized Crime

* indicates courses being taught this semester
Educational Background:
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy (Ph.D.), University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2009
Master of Public Affairs (MPA), University of Connecticut, 1994
Bachelors of General Studies (BGS), University of Connecticut, 1991
Graduate, Police Recruit Training Course, Connecticut Police Academy, 1983
Mechanical Engineering Program, University of Connecticut (completed 1981)
Educational Experience:
Associate Professor and Program Chair for Criminal Justice, CPCC, 2009 to 2014.
Instructor, Criminal Justice Technology, CPCC, 2000 to 2009.
Certified North Carolina General Instructor (GI) BLET Instructor (1997).
My professional experience as a law enforcement officer, crime scene manager, and academic have given me some unique insights, skills and areas of expertise.  Specifically, my area of research interest is police operations, investigations, as well as Government and Police Administration.

I teach law enforcement related classes, including operation, investigation and forensic classes, in both a traditional and distance (online) format.

My personal interests include my family, running, golf and most sports (especially football, college basketball and NASCAR Racing)
Other Information:
Professional Experience:
-Crime Scene Search Manager (1995 - 2000), Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Charlotte, North Carolina.
-Police Officer (1982 - 1994); Groton City Police Department, Groton, Connecticut

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My Internet Links

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Dept

CPCC Public Safety

Instructor's Academic Page

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UNCC Public Policy Program