Ronald W. Glensor, Ph.D.

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Ronald W. Glensor is a retired assistant chief of the Reno Police Department in Nevada. He has more than 35 years of police experience and has commanded the department’s patrol, administration and detective divisions.

He is recognized internationally for his work in community policing and has provided instruction for more than 500 agencies throughout the United States and in Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.

In 1994, he was awarded a research fellowship at the Police Executive Research Forum in Washington, D.C., where he was responsible for the development of training in problem solving. In 1996, he was selected as one of 10 U.S. public policy experts to receive an Atlantic fellowship and he traveled overseas to examine repeat victimization with the Home Office in London.

His awards include the University of Nevada, Reno Alumni Association’s Outstanding Achievement Award in 1996 and the Police Executive Research Forum’s Gary P. Hayes Leadership Award in 1997. He is widely published and has co-authored the books Community Policing and Problem Solving: Strategies and Practices (5th ed, 2008), Police Supervision (3rd ed, 2010) and Policing Communities: Understanding Crime and Solving Problems (2000).

He has earned a Master’s degree in public administration and policy and a doctorate in political science from the University of Nevada, Reno.