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Alumni Profile: Wayne Longo

Wayne Longo

Undergraduate degree: Criminal Justice, 1975, Buffalo State

Graduate degree: Public Administration, 1988, University of Idaho

Recent position: Chief of Police for the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Police Department, 2007 - 2013

Progression of criminal justice related jobs:

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation as an intern/clerk, 1975-1976
  • Idaho State Police, 1976-2007

    I worked in virtually every division rising to rank of captain and was also commander of the state police Crowd Intervention Team. I received the ISP’s highest award for valor (Medal of Valor) and also the department’s third highest award for valor (Distinguished Achievement Award). Retired in 2007 to accept an appointment as Chief of Police for the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Police Department.

  • North Idaho College, adjunct faculty member, 1989-present
    Instruct CJ 103 Intro to Criminal Justice
  • Lewis Clark State College (CDA), adjunct faculty member, 2001 - present: instruct 4 classes (management, public policy, political science)

Graduate of FBI National Academy session 158

"Buffalo State has many happy memories in my personal and professional life."

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