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Adjunct Faculty, Criminal Justice (Faculty)
Primary Department: School of Arts and Sciences
Boston State College, B.S. , 1978
Westfield State College, M.A., 1990
California State University, C.C.I.S., 1997
Professor Stering is a retired police officer and now a consultant with police departments in the areas of policy development, crime analysis, police accreditation and certification. He has also worked on several grants. He is the Founder of the Massachusetts Association of Crime Analysts (MACA), and was the association’s first president. Professor Stering is a certified instructor from the Department of Homeland Security in the areas of “preparedness and response to suicide bombings” and “incident response to terrorist bombings.”
He continues to serve as the State Coordinator for Patrol Procedures for the Municipal Police Training Committee, a unit under the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety, a program he developed in 1995. In this role his responsibilities are to develop, maintain, update curriculum, and certify instructors in the areas of patrol response, motor vehicle stops, homeland security issues for street officers, and applied patrol procedures for all police training in the State of Massachusetts, a position he still holds.
In his retirement, Professor Stering teaches a wide variety of courses including: Crime Analysis, Intelligence Analysis, Profiling Serial Offenders, Forensics, Evolution of Law Enforcement, Introduction to Corrections, Police and Police Administration, Law Enforcement and Society, and Sex Offenders.
Professor Stering publications include: A Police Officer’s Handbook: An Introductory Guide, including an Instructor’s Manual for that text, as well as A Police Officer’s Handbook, An Analytical and Administrative Guide . He has also written a novel about a serial killer entitled IMAGEN.
During his 6 ½ year service in the U.S. Air Force he served as a Personal Specialist. For his last 3 years he was an Investigator for the Office of Special Investigations (OSI) under the U.S. Attorney General’s Office.
Rob was named the “Top Gun of the Month” in the Public Safety Journal in June 2002.
- School of Arts and Sciences
- Criminal Justice