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Jerry Oliver

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Professor of Practice
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3720
Professor of Practice
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3720
Professor of Practice
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3720
Biography

Jerry A. Oliver Sr. is relatively new to the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University. As a professor of practice, Oliver brings a diverse background in law enforcement, alcohol regulation and public administration. He served as police chief in Richmond, Virginia; Detroit, Michigan; and Pasadena, California; before returning to his home state of Arizona. He has held several positions in Arizona's state government including director of the Department of Liquor Licensing and Control. Oliver holds a master’s degree in public administration, a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from ASU and is a 1988 inductee into the ASU College of Public Programs Hall of Fame.

Education
  • M.P.A. Public Administration (Public Finance Emphasis), Arizona State University 1988
  • B.S. Criminal Justice; minor: Sociology, Arizona State University 1976 
  • A.A. Phoenix College 1973
  • Additional Graduate Studies: Criminal Justice Higher and Adult Education as Ph.D. Candidate at A.S.U. 1978
Research Interests

Police De-escalation Strategies: and Training

Civil Rights

Public Safety

Public Health

Police Community Relations

 

Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 200Public Serv & Policy in 21st C
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 200Public Serv & Policy in 21st C
PAF 574Diversity,Ethics,Publc Change
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 200Public Serv & Policy in 21st C
PAF 574Diversity,Ethics,Publc Change
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
URB 240Urban Policy
PAF 340Contemporary Policy Challenges
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 340Contemporary Policy Challenges
PAF 410Building Leadership Skills
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
URB 240Urban Policy
PAF 340Contemporary Policy Challenges
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 340Contemporary Policy Challenges
PAF 410Building Leadership Skills
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
URB 240Urban Policy
Presentations

Urban Policy

Public Policy

Public Administration

Police Leadership

Community-based Policing

Honors / Awards
  • Paul Harris Fellow – Rotary International -2015
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police – Motorola Webber Seavy Award for Policing Excellence  
  • Criminal Justice Achievement Award 
  • The Quill & Badge Award for Excellence in Communication 
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. – Citizen of the Year Award  
  • Richmond Style Magazine 1999 – Richmonder of the Year Award
  •  Law Enforcement News – Person of the Year Award – 2000
  • Medal of Meritorious Service – City of Richmond -2000
  • National Organization of Black Law Enforcement’s President Award 1998–99
  • Administrator of the Year – City of Richmond - 1996-97
  • Recipient of Veterans of Foreign Wars – J. Edgar Hoover Award – 1989
  • Hall of Fame Inductee, A.S.U. College of Public Programs, Alumni Association – 1988
  • National Association of Community Leadership
  • Organization Distinguished Leader Award – 1987
  • Pasadena NAACP Image Award-Community Service 1995                     

 

 

 

                                     

                                                                       

                                  

                                   

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Work History
  • Professor Of Practice-ASU-SPA-August 2017
  • Policy Advisor- Center for Alcohol Policy, Alexandria, Virginia, 2006-Present
  • Principal-Ruckus Struckinson LLC Public Safety and Alcohol Policy Consulting
  • Governor’s Appointment, Director, Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and
  • Control-2006 Governor’s Appointment, Deputy Director, Arizona Department of Administration Appointed
  • Special Policy Advisor, Arizona Attorney General: June 6, 2004
  • Appointed Police Chief, Detroit Police Department: February 4, 2002 to January 2004
  • Appointed Police Chief, Richmond Police Department: May 1, 1995
  • Appointed Police Chief, City of Pasadena Police Department: July 1, 1991
  • Appointed Director of Drug Policy: April 30, 1990
  • Retired Phoenix Police Department, Assistant Chief: April 18, 1990
  • Sworn Phoenix PD as a Patrolman-January 1970