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Leonard Territo, Ed.D

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    Leonard Territo, Ed.D

    Distinguished Professor

    Dr. Leonard Territo is presently a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, Florida as well as Professor Emeritus in the Department of Criminology, at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. He has previously served as a Major and then as Chief Deputy (Undersheriff) with the Leon County Sheriffs Office, Tallahassee, Florida. As Chief Deputy he was responsible for the daily operation of the Leon County Sheriffs Office. He also served for almost nine years with the Tampa Florida Police Department and had assignments as a patrol officer, motorcycle officer, homicide, rape, and robbery detective, internal affairs detective, and member of the police academy training staff. Dr. Territo is the former chairman of the Department of Police Administration and Director of the Florida Institute for Law Enforcement at St. Petersburg Junior College (now St. Petersburg College), St. Petersburg, Florida.

    He has coauthored some of the leading books in the law enforcement including: Police Administration, which is in its 9th edition; Criminal Investigation, which is in its 12th edition; International Sex Trafficking of Women and Children: Understanding the Global Epidemic, which is in its 2nd edition; Criminal Investigation of Sex Trafficking in America; The International Trafficking of Human Organs: A Multi-Disciplinary Perspective; Stress and Police Personnel; Crime and Justice in America, which is in its 6th edition; Stress Management and Law Enforcement, which is in its 3rd edition; The Police Personnel Selection Process; Police Civil Liability; Hospital and College Security Liability; and College Crime Prevention and Personal Safety Awareness. Dr. Territo has also co-authored a novel titled Ivory Tower Cop, which is based on a true story. His books have been used in over 1000 colleges and universities in all 50 states.


    • BA Interdisciplinary Social Science
    • MA Political Science
    • EdD Higher Education Administration

    Courses Taught

    • International Sex Trafficking of Women and Children
    • Stress Management in Law Enforcement
    • Police Organization and Administration