Diemer, Robert

Title: Professor; Director, Public Safety Administration        

Department: Public Safety Administration

Phone: 352-588-8974

Email: robert.diemer@saintleo.edu


  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, Saint Leo University
  • Master of Education, National Louis University
  • Doctorate of Philosophy, Union Institute


Dr. Robert J. Diemer is a tenured Professor and serves as the Director of the Department of Public Safety Administration for Saint Leo University in Florida. Dr. Diemer retired as a career law enforcement officer with over 40 years of varied investigative experience and has extensive knowledge and expertise in the area of environmental and drug enforcement investigations, undercover operations, policy development, internal affairs, major crimes, aviation and Tribal policing.  Dr. Diemer was also responsible for managing and coordinating all operations of the Florida Department of Environmental Protections Environmental Terrorism Response Team.

Community Affiliation:

  • State of Florida Standards and Training- Law Enforcement Certified
  • Advisory Member-  BlueLaw International, LLP
  • ASIS International
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Florida Narcotic Officers Association
  • Florida Sheriff’s Association, Law Enforcement Membership 
  • Board Member- American Board for Certification in Homeland Security

Honors & Awards:

  • Drug Enforcement Administration Basic Narcotics School- Scholastic Award
  • Outstanding Police Officer of the Year

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