Dr. Barthelmeus's public service spans 40 years in the fields of corrections, law enforcement, social services, and education. He is currently Program Chair of the Public Safety – Criminal Justice/Forensics Program, School of Public Service Leadership, at Capella University.
Dr. Jeffrey P. Rush is in his 22nd year of college teaching, currently an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice/Homeland Security in the Department of Public Management and Criminal Justice at Austin Peay State University in Tennessee. His areas of expertise include terrorism/homeland security, gangs, law enforcement, leadership and juvenile justice. A published author in all these areas, Dr. Rush is a graduate of SWOTT (Summer Workshop on Teaching Terrorism) located at the University of Oklahoma and is certified as an Instructor with State and Local Terrorism Training (SLATT). An active duty street cop for approximately ten years Dr. Rush has been a reserve deputy sheriff since l988 working in courtroom security for approximately ten years and currently assigned as a patrol deputy. He was a juvenile probation officer for five years and for the past 20 years has worked in private security (including retail, concerts, special events and executive protection). A past president of the Southern Criminal Justice Association, Dr. Rush is also an author and trainer and co-editor of The Police Forum. Dr. Rush received his doctorate in Public Administration from the 2009 college football national champions University of Alabama (Rooooolllll Tide), his Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Deb Hanssen has been a licensed Police Officer in the State of Minnesota since 2002. She has worked as a full-time licensed officer for the Brooklyn Center Police Department and Big Lake Police Department, and is currently working part-time as a police officer for the Becker Police Department in the state of Minnesota. In addition to working in law enforcement, Deb is also working as a full-time Law Enforcement Academic Coordinator for Rasmussen College. Deb attended St. Cloud State University where she received her Bachelors of Arts degree in 2001 and her Master’s of Science degree in 2007 both with an emphasis in Criminal Justice Studies, received her Police Skills Certificate through the Center for Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement, and she has several years experience teaching law enforcement and criminal justice courses in both secondary and post-secondary schools, such as the Anoka-Hennepin District #11 STEP High School, Metropolitan State University, and Rasmussen College.