Commissioner John W. Bizzack
John W. Bizzack, a 25-year veteran of law enforcement, is also an author, lecturer, and former Director of the Council on Leadership and Criminal Justice Policy. He served 25 years with the Division of Police in Lexington, Kentucky, and retired at the permanent rank of Captain.
A graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, he holds degrees in Criminal Justice and Business Administration, and a Ph.D. in Administration and Management, with a specialty track in Criminal Justice Administration from Walden University. His career service and experience ranges from extensive investigative and supervisory assignments in criminal investigative work, police administration, the accreditation of law enforcement agencies, and a number of research projects.
He is the recipient of more than 200 commendations, letters of merit and recognition for his work and civic service. Commissioner Bizzack is active with various state, local boards, and task forces and non-profit community organizations dealing with issues facing policing and other components of the criminal justice system.
In 1996, Dr. Bizzack was appointed Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice in the Department of Political Science at the Citadel, in Charleston, South Carolina. In addition to graduate course instruction, he served as consultant on the development of criminal justice programs and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Command College.
Dr. Bizzack has served as Commissioner of the Department of Criminal Justice Training since July of 1996.
Dr. Bizzack is author of six books dealing with leadership, management and other topical issues in the field of criminal justice as well as numerous articles and papers. He is a recognized expert on the accreditation of law enforcement agencies and his 1993 national research project on that subject is used extensively in the field. He lectures and speaks frequently on topics of organizational change, leadership and the criminal justice system.
He was instrumental in the design, development and the implementation of the 1998 Peace Officer Professional Standards legislation that governs the selection and hiring standards for Kentucky Peace Officers. He also served as President of the Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation.
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Department of Criminal Justice Training
Eastern Kentucky University
521 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475
(859) 622-1328 (phone)
(859) 622-2740 (fax)