Baltimore Police Commissioner Becomes Local School’s Newest Professor

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When Frederick H. Bealefeld III tells his future students at Stevenson University about criminal justice, they’ll have a hard time pretending he doesn’t know what he’s talking about:  the university’s newest professor was until recently Baltimore City’s top cop.

Stevenson’s criminal justice program began just a couple years ago; hiring Bealefeld is a clear sign that the university plans on investing in the program. The former commissioner (who retired this year) will help the school develop a center for criminal justice.

Bealefeld comes at university education from a different direction than most professors:  he dropped out of community college before enlisting with the police department. While there, he developed education programs for police officers and helped create a leadership program through the University of Maryland University College.

We imagine that his students will have very low levels of cheating and other misbehavior; who wants to get on the police commissioner’s wrong side?

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