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Ernest G. Vendrell, Ph.D., CEM, CPP

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    Ernest G. Vendrell, Ph.D., CEM, CPP

    Professor and Associate Director, Department of Public Safety Administration Dr. Ernest Vendrell has been teaching at the college level since 1995, primarily in the areas of emergency and disaster management, public administration, and criminal justice. He is a former Fulbright Scholar in Police Studies with the United Kingdom and was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Leicester, Scarman Centre for the Study of Public Order. His research was entitled Preparing for the New Millennium: A Comparative Analysis of Emergency/Disaster Management Professional Development Strategies for the Police Service. Throughout the years, Dr. Vendrell has authored various articles and made contributions to books on the topics of law enforcement, security management, as well as emergency and disaster management. He is the co-author of Managing Critical Incidents and Large-Scale Event Security. This text was selected as the ASIS International 2017 Security Book of the Year. He is also the co-author of Escape from Cuba: Personal Accounts of those Who Fled Castro’s Regime (2020). Dr. Vendrell has also served as a reviewer for various professional journals, to include the Security Journal as well as the International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Dr. Vendrell retired from the Miami-Dade Police Department after serving 27 years in a sworn law enforcement capacity. Throughout his law enforcement career, he worked in a variety of patrol, investigative, administrative, and supervisory assignments. Dr. Vendrell is a member of various organizations, including ASIS International, where he serves on the Crisis Management and Business Continuity Council; the International Association of Emergency Managers; and the International Association for Law Enforcement Planners. He is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM), as well as a Certified Law Enforcement Planner (CLEP).


    • Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy
    • MSM in Management
    • B.S. and M.S. in Criminal Justice

    Courses Taught

    • CRJ 560
    • CRJ 581
    • CRJ 582
    • CRJ 583
    • CIM 577
    • CIM 578
    • CIM 585
    • CIM 586
    • CIM 590