Thomas R. Bauer is a 33 year veteran of law enforcement in the Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio area. He served in all of the ranks of the police department and retired as a Chief of Police.
After leaving active duty policing, Tom joined baseball operations for the Cincinnati Reds, providing security for team members, their families, the umpires, and visiting teams.
In addition to his duties as an instructor and Criminal Justice Advisor at Union Institute and University, Tom has also taught at the College of Mt St. Joseph, and presently serves on the adjunct faculty of Cincinnati State Community College.
Tom is a U.S. Army Military Police veteran and served during the Tet Offensive in the Republic of Vietnam.
Tom has undergraduate degrees in Police Science and Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati where he also obtained his M.S. degree in Criminal Justice. He is also a graduate of the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
Tom was a founding charter member of the Society of Police Futurists and is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He has conducted research and presented to the Academy on "Policing in the Shadow of the Big City" along with other police operational issues.
His academic interests lie in all facets of the Criminal Justice System, including Law, Police Operations, Juvenile Delinquency, and Tactical Operations.