Gary Cordner

Professor Emeritus, Kutztown University and Eastern Kentucky University

Areas of Expertise

  • Police administration
  • Community policing
  • Problem-oriented policing
  • Police higher education
  • Police planning
  • Police research

Key Findings

  • This report surveyed more than 7,000 line-level police officers across 89 U.S. agencies on a variety of statements as it relates to views of community policing. MORE


Gary Cordner, Professor Emeritus at Kutztown University and Eastern Kentucky University, is an expert in police administration, community policing and problem-oriented policing.

Cordner served as a professor at Washington State University, the University of Baltimore and Eastern Kentucky University where he served as the Dean of the College of Justice & Safety. He was a member of the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council, the Kentucky Criminal Justice Council and the Lexington/Fayette County Civil Service Commission. He was a police chief in Maryland and served as an editor of the American Journal of Police and Police Quarterly as well as past president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). He has earned several awards from ACJS, Southern Criminal Justice Association and Northeastern University.

Cordner has published numerous articles and chapters on policing and authored the book Police Administration as well as co-authored Police & Society.

He received his Ph.D. and M.A. in criminal justice from Michigan State University and B.S. in criminal justice from Northeastern University.

Follow Gary on Twitter: @gcordner