Stewart Wirth is a dedicated Criminal Justice professional with extensive experience instructing classes based on a law enforcement career specializing in background investigation, internal investigation and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) complaint investigation; crime analysis and reporting; and personnel management and evaluation. He is proficient in staffing, budgeting, policies, procedures, strategic planning, crime prevention and criminal investigation.
He has a strong knowledge of police and security procedures including: crime and intelligence; budgeting and administration; resource management; personnel management; crisis management; investigation procedures; and testifying in both criminal court and grievance arbitration.
He served as Lieutenant of Criminal Investigation Division for the Wright County Sheriff’s Office and was responsible for management of internal investigation unit, major crimes investigation unit, narcotics unit, detective unit, property/evidence unit, strategic planning; project development, evaluation and management. His career as a sworn peace officer spanned a total of 34 years.
He is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Affairs, Department of Criminal Justice Studies at St. Cloud State University. He has developed and instructed classes on Interview & Interrogation and Patrol Operations. He has developed and instructed the two core required class in the Graduate Level Public Service Executive Leadership program. Those classes are PSEL 620 Budgeting in Public Safety and PSEL 660 Human Resource Management in Public Safety. This was accomplished by utilizing advanced ITV, Continuing Studies and D2L technologies to make classroom and online classes available to students at a national and international level. Professor Wirth has developed, supervised and monitored independent studies and internships for Criminal Justice Studies students. He also instructs Domestic Violence Response in the summer session Law Enforcement Skills Program by which students become eligible to hold a Peace Officer license within the State of Minnesota. As of January 1, 2013 he will serve as the Peace and Police Officer Education Coordinator for St. Cloud State University
He has conducted Quality Matters Rubric certified peer reviews of online classes for compliance with nationally recognized standards. Some of Professor Wirth classes are offered in the on line environment as well.