Assistant Professor of Conservation Law Enforcement/ School of Biodiversity Conservation
Mr. Todd Hand is a veteran of 34 years of law enforcement, serving with state, county, and city, both in Pennsylvania and Florida. He has spent 24 years in supervisory positions, 15 of which have been in criminal investigations. In 2016, he retired as a Captain from the State of Florida, with 28 years of law enforcement service. Mr. Hand is married and has two daughters. He resides in Sarasota, Florida and in Camden, Maine.
His experience is evenly split between conventional and resource law enforcement. Positions held consist of field training officer, crimes against person’s detective, senior investigator of the police review board, uniform patrol sergeant, special agent for environmental investigations, patrol supervisor of state police, supervisor of environmental investigations and supervisor of covert investigations and death investigations. He is a member of the Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society.
Todd Hand has instructed at the Florida State Police Academy for several years, teaching defensive tactics, firearms instruction, violent crime, property crime, human trafficking, and various related subjects. He has also instructed senior level undergraduate courses at Saint Leo University regarding Cold Case Homicide investigations.
BS, Criminology, The Pennsylvania State University
MS, Criminology-Forensic Psychology, Saint Leo University
Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Senior Leadership Program
Courses Taught at Unity
AS4403 Public Service and Supervision
CL1013 & CL1013L Introduction to Conservation Law Enforcement
CL 2323 Community Relations and Ethics
CL4503 & CL4503L Conservation Law Enforcement Capstone