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Douglas Orr


Cybersecurity, Cybercrime, Disaster Management, Homeland Security, Major Crimes Investigations, Criminal Justice Labor Management Issues

Douglas A. Orr is a 30-year law enforcement veteran who has served as a commissioned law enforcement officer in South Carolina, Idaho and Washington. A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Orr has served roles in various areas including collision reconstruction, street crimes, truancy, sexual assault and polygraph. He recently retired as a detective in the Major Crimes Unit of the Spokane Police Department in Spokane, Washington. Orr now serves as the assistant department head of the Criminal Justice Department at the University of North Georgia. Orr also holds membership in the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), the American Society of Criminologists (ASC), and the Homicide Research Working Group (HRWG). He is nationally certified as a polygraph examiner through the American Polygraph Association and is certified as an EnCE computer forensic examiner. He is proficient with SPSS.
He has a master's degree in organizational leadership from Gonzaga University. He also has a master's in business administration and master's in cybersecurity from Saint Leo University. He earned his doctoral degree in criminal justice from Washington State University

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