Mark Ernst, MS

Lake Campus Liberal Arts
Instructor, Criminal Justice Police Academy Commander
Dwyer Hall 243, 7600 Lake Campus Dr, Celina, OH 45822-2921

Instructor Ernst has over thirty years of law enforcement experience.  He is a veteran of the United States Army Military Police Corps and retired from the St. Marys, Ohio Police Department as Chief of Police.  Instructor Ernst other assignments while working in the field of criminal justice include Narcotics Investigator, Personal Security Detail, Bike Patrol, Patrol Sergeant, Police Academy Instructor, Police Academy Commander, Corrections Academy Instructor, Corrections Academy Commander and Polygraph Examiner.

Education History

2003 Vincennes University - Associates Degree Law Enforcement

2008 Tiffin Univeristy - Bachelor Degree Criminal Justice

2009 Tiffin University - Masters Degree Criminal Justice

2016 Ohio Chief's of Police Association - Certified Law Enforcement Executive



Instructor Ernst teaches the following courses at the Lake Campus

LE1000 Introduction to Law Enforcement

LE1010 Criminal Law for Law Enforcement

LE1020 Introduction to Criminal Procedures

LE1030 Introduction to Criminal Evidence Procedures

LE1040 Procedures in Criminal Investigation

LE1070 Criminal Justice Ethics

LE1100 Police Academy

LE2990 Law Enforcement Internship

PLS3410 Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation

PLS3440 Police Procedures and Operations

PLS4310 Cyber Crime

PLS4350 Political Corruption

PLS4360 Criminal Law

PLS4420 Criminal Justice Systems

PLS4720 International Terrorism

SOC2000 Introduction to Sociology

SOC3000 Criminal Justice/Family Internship

Ohio Peace Officer Instructional Skills Course

Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy Curriculum

Ohio Corrections Officer Academy Curriculum

Ohio Court Officer Academy Curriculum 

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

Coldwater Police Department - Part-time Officer

Fraternal Order of Police

Ohio Association of Polygraph Examiners

Police & Fire Retirees of Ohio 


1988 Army Achievement Medal

1998 Commendation Grand Lake Drug Task Force

2004 American Legion Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

2007 Master Criminal Investigator, Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy

2009 Fraternal Order of Police Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

2018/2019 Wright State University Lake Campus Outstanding Instructor Teaching Award

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