Michael C. Walker

Michael C. Walker

Michael C. Walker, Coordinator, Associate Professor
Passaic County Community College Criminal Justice Program


An internationally recognized expert in homeland security, police investigation, and public safety administration,  Professor Michael Walker is an educator, researcher, consultant, and author.

Teaching Background
Coordinator of the Passaic County Community College Criminal Justice Program, he has been on the PCCC faculty since 1993, teaching Criminal Justice and Economics, among other courses.  He has also taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels for both Seton Hall and Fairleigh Dickinson Universities and currently teaches police leadership and counter-terrorism courses at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York.

Internationally, Professor Walker teaches police leadership for the United States Department of Justice, most recently in Croatia and in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and has conducted training and research in the United Kingdom, the Dominican Republic, and the State of Punjab in India.

Professor Walker’s scholarly interests include Police Leadership, Police Training, Counter-Terrorism, Economic Correlates of Crime, and International Comparisons of Crime.


Police  and Public Safety Experience
Professor Walker was appointed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) Advisory Policy Board as an expert in the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) process. 

Previously, he served as police captain of the Paterson (NJ) Police Department and as director of the Paterson Police Academy.



Professor Walker  has authored four chapters for textbooks on terrorism:


“The Siege in Mumbai: A Conventional Terrorist Attack Aided by Modern Technology” published in A New Understanding of Terrorism: Case Studies, Trajectories, and Lessons Learned;  Springer ,2009


 “Maritime Attacks at the Horn of Africa: Terrorists in Yemen and Pirates in Somalia” published in Modern Piracy and Maritime Terrorism: The Challenge of Piracy for the 21st Century ; Kendall Hunt 2009


“Maritime Terrorism at the Horn of Africa,” and “Pirates and Al-Shabaab in Somalia,” published in

Modern Piracy and Maritime Terrorism: The Challenge of Piracy for the 21st Century, 2nd  Edition, 2013







The following studies were conducted for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the auspices

of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York


“Explaining the Relationship between Crime and Arrest Rates of Youthful Offenders: A Cross City Analysis,”  a study exploring  the effects of economic factors on arrest rates of young offenders.


“An Investigation into the Murders of Law Enforcement Officers in the First 75 Days of 2011 and Those who Committed the Crimes,” examined the behavioral profiles of those who murdered police officers.


Professor Walker has also studied the policies, staffing, and deployment of the Dominican Republic Criminal Justice System (2005); the Paterson (NJ) Police Department (2005); the Criminal Justice System of the Indian State of Punjab (2011); and the City of White Plains, New York Police Department (2012).



Professor Walker earned a Master of Public Administration (MPA) Degree from the City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Criminal Justice Policy and Administration.  He also holds a B.A. in Business Administration and a B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration from William Paterson University, graduating cum laude.

A 1992 graduate of the FBI National Academy, Professor Walker received a Certificate in Law Enforcement Education from the University of Virginia and a Certificate in Public Management from Rutgers University.

Additionally, he completed coursework towards a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree in Corporate Finance and Managerial Economics from Pace University’s Lubin Graduate School of Business, New York City.