Terry Gingerich, PhD


(503) 838-8854


Office Hours Fall 2019:

Tuesday 1:00-2:00

Location:  Maaske Hall 201


Research Areas:

Police History, Ethics, Crime and Criminal Intelligence Analysis, CJ Policy, Comparative DJ, and Police Management.




Prior to entering academia, Dr. Terry E. Gingerich served 25 years with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD), retiring in 1996 as a sergeant.  He worked a variety of assignments with the LASD, including tours in custody, patrol, administration, and detective divisions.  Prior to joining the LASD, he was a police officer with the Metropolitan Police Department, Washington DC.

He served four and half years in the USMC (1963-1968).  He holds basic, intermediate, advanced, and supervisory certificates from the California Commission of Police Officer Standards and Training.  He is a member of the Police Administration Committee of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the International Association of Crime Analyst, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and the Asian Association of Police Studies.

Dr. Gingerich’s research interests include police history, ethics, crime and criminal intelligence analysis, criminal justice policy, comparative criminal justice, and police management.   He is married and has five children and nine grandchildren.

BA University of San Francisco

MA California State University Los Angeles

PhD Washington State University




Dr. Gingerich has coauthored one book: Law Enforcement in the United States (3rd edition, 2011).  He has also published in the Asian Journal of Criminology, the Justice Policy Journal and Asian Politics and Policy.