Michael R. Sanchez, Ph.D.
Dr. Michael R. Sanchez is a highly experienced criminal justice leader, trainer, and manager with 20+ years of hands on experience in the criminal justice system at all levels. Dr. Sanchez holds a Master Peace Officer license in the State of Texas; a Bachelor’s Degree in Police Science from Ottawa University; a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Utica College; and a PhD in Business Administration, with a Specialization in Criminal Justice from Northcentral University.
In addition to serving as a detention officer, booking officer, patrol officer, patrol sergeant, administrative supervisor, training coordinator, firearms instructor, investigator, Lieutenant, and Deputy Chief of Police in Texas, Dr. Sanchez served four years as an International Police Officer with the United Nations. He served in the United Nations International Police in Kosovo for three years, as a counter-terrorism investigator, instructor, firearms instructor, deputy chief of training, and ultimately as the Director of Personnel and Administration for the UN Police in Kosovo. Dr. Sanchez also served as Regional Commander of the Les Cayes (Sud) Region, for the United Nations Police in Haiti. Dr. Sanchez was in Haiti during the 12 January 2010 earthquake and commanded his region throughout the relief and recovery efforts.
Dr. Sanchez worked for six years as the Assistant Project Manager for a federal contractor that operates the Port Isabel Detention Center, which is an immigration detention facility. In this position, Dr. Sanchez was the second in command of the largest ICE Service Processing Center in the United States. He managed over 500 employees and a $330 million contract.
Dr. Sanchez has extensive instructor experience as a police instructor and firearms instructor in the State of Texas. In addition, Dr. Sanchez worked as a Master International Police Instructor and a Master International Police Firearms Instructor for the United Nations. Dr. Sanchez also has experience in an academic classroom environment, both face to face and online. Dr. Sanchez has been teaching for Utica College as an online adjunct instructor since 2012. He teaches graduate level courses in Utica’s Cyber-security Graduate program and the Graduate Capstone Project. Dr. Sanchez is also a full time Lecturer for
the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in the Criminal Justice Department teaching upper and lower division criminal justice undergraduate courses.
- B.S. Police Science, Ottawa University, Ottawa, KS (GPA 3.14)
- M.S. Criminal Justice Administration, Utica College, Utica, NY (GPA 4.0)
- PhD. Business Administration with Specialization in Criminal Justice, Northcentral University, Prescott Valley, AZ (GPA 4.0)
- Coordinating Police Responses to Critical Events in United Nation Mission Areas, a chapter in the peer-reviewed book entitled Policing Major Events (ISBN- 978-1466588059) published by CRC Press (Taylor and Francis Group).
- United Nations International Police Officers in Peacekeeping Missions: A Phenomenological Exploration of Complex Acculturation (IBSN: 9780815371625), a research monograph published on 6 August 2018 with Routledge Publications (Taylor and Francis Group).
- The Challenges of Policing Ethnic Minority Communities in Post-Conflict Kosovo (ISBN 978-3-030-19182-5) In James Albrecht PhD. (Ed.), Policing Minority Communities. A peer-reviewed book published by Springer on 31 July 2019. Co-author Colonel Fehredin Verbovci of the Kosovo Police
- Chapter 5 Adonay Davila, Senior Warden (retired), Texas Department of Criminal Justice. (ISBN 9780367345105) In Dilip K. Das; Philip Birch. (Eds.), Trends in Corrections: Interviews with Corrections Leaders Around the World, Volume Three. A book scheduled for publication by CRC Press being released on 28 September 2019.
- Sanchez, M., DeWitt, M., Blankenship, D., (October 24, 2018). Panel 3 Inside Out: Compassion Fatigue, Coalition Against Violence and Exploitation UTRGV in El Gran Salon.
- Sanchez, M., (February 17, 2018). Research Showcase: United Nations International Police Officers in Peacekeeping Missions: A Phenomenological Exploration of Complex Acculturation, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Conference Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in New Orleans, LA.
- Sanchez, M., Magee, R., (February 16, 2018). Trends in Corrections, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Conference Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in New Orleans, LA.
- Sanchez, M., `Magee, R. M., (November 2017). Trends in Corrections, American Society of Criminology Annual Conference American Society of Criminology in Philadelphia, PA.
- Sanchez, M., (March 23, 2017). Trends in the Judiciary: Interviews with Global Leaders in Policing, Courts, and Corrections, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in Kansas City, MO.
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