International Collaborative Partner (ICP)

Name Prof  Dr. Ross Wolf
Qualification Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration/Educational Leadership
University of Central Florida
Organization College of Community Innovation and Education, University of Central Florida
UTAR Contact Person Dr. Cheah Phaik Kin,

  • University of Central Florida ORLANDO, FLORIDA, USAJuly 2018- Present
  • American Military UNiversity/American Public University System , CHARLES TOWN, WEST VIRGINIA-Jan 2005 - Oct 2021
  • Valencia College, Orlando, Florida, USA- July 2000- Aug 2011
  • Bishop Moore High School, Orlando, Florida-USA-Jan 1993-Jan 1995
  • Florida State University System, Tallahassee, Florida,USA- Oct 1990-Sept 1991
Funded Research Projects
  • Principal Investigator (Submitted for 2019). KSA/DOJ: Tourism Oriented Policing Leadership Program: $356,377; United States Department of Justice/Engility Corporation, Washington, D.C.
  • Principal Investigator (2018). 2018 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) Special Forces and Security Protection (SFSP) Study of Tourism Policing: $25,640; United States Department of Justice/Engility Corporation, Washington, D.C.
  • Principal Investigator (2017). National Sheriffs Association Tourism Oriented Policing Training Program: $6,115; National Sheriffs Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Principal Investigator (2012-14, 2015-16). Comparative Policing in the United States: $5,865; University of Gloucestershire, UK.
  • Co-Principal Investigator (2016). Orange County Sheriffs Office Public/Private Partnerships.$30,000; Orange County Sheriffs Office, Orlando, FL; with Holmes, S. and Baker, T.
  • Principal Investigator (2014). Korps Politie Aruba Tourism Oriented Policing (KPATOP). $13,875 (additional expenses paid directly by AHSF); Aruba Police Force and Aruba Hospitality Security Foundation, Aruba.
  • Principal Investigator (2011). Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD). $918 (additional expenses paid directly through government of Saint Lucia); Royal Saint Lucia Police Force and Office of the Prime Minister, Saint Lucia.
  • Principal Investigator (2010). Video Courseware: Electronic Control Weapons. $1,200; Critical Information Network (CiNet).
  • Co-Principal Investigator (2006). Minneola Police Department: An investigation of political, economic, geographic, and environmental factors regarding the implementation of a city police agency. $16,990; City of Minneola, FL: with Korosec, R.
  • Principal Investigator (2006). Venue Specific Proposal: Cricket World Cup 2007, Saint Lucia; Emergency Responders, Police, and Security for Large Scale Sporting Events. $6,650 (total expenses directly through vendors $83,800**); Cricket World Cup Saint Lucia, Inc.
  • Principal Investigator (2002). Saint Lucia Tourism Policing: Understanding the role of police and security operations in a Caribbean Tourism environment. $27,500** (all expenses paid directly through the SLHTA); Royal Saint Lucia Police Force and the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SHLTA).
  • Principal Investigator (2001). Corrections Personnel Ethics Study. $4,000; Osceola County Department of Corrections.

Publications & Presentations
  • Books
  • 1. Wolf, R. Borland Jones, C. (2018). Volunteer police, choosing to serve: Exploring, comparing, and assessing volunteer policing in the United States and the United Kingdom. New York: Routledge.
    2. Wolf, R., Melsoh, C.,Wood, R. (2013). Constitutional Limitations of Interviews and Interrogations in American Policing. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press

  • Publications
  • 1. Wolf, R.,Bryer, T. (online first, 2019). Applying an outcomes based categorization to non-warranted/non sworn volunteers in United States policing. The Police Journal: Theories, Practice, and Principles.
    2. Britton, I., Wolf, R., & Callender M. (2018). A comparative case study of reserve deputies in a Florida sheriffs office and special constables in an English police force. International Journal of Police Science and Management, 20(4), 259-271.
    3. Dobrin, A., Wolf, R., Pepper, I., & Falik, S. (Online First: December 31, 2017). Volunteer police: What predicts confidence in training? Criminal Justice Policy Review. DOI 10.1177/0887403417749875.
    4. Wolf, R., Pepper, I. & Dobrin, A. (2017). An exploratory international comparison of professional confidence in volunteer policing. The Police Journal: Theories, Practice, and Principles, 90(2), 91- 106.
    5. Dobrin, A., & Wolf, R. (2016). What is known and not known about volunteer policing in the United States. International Journal of Police Science and Management, 18(3), 220-227.
    6. Wolf, R., Holmes, S., & Jones, C. (2016). Utilization and satisfaction of volunteer law enforcement officers in the office of the American sheriff: An exploratory nationwide study. Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, 17(5), 448-462.Online First article featured on CNN (April 14, 2015) The Wall Street Journal (April 14 and 15, 2015), The Independent (April 18, 2015), and The Guardian (April 17, 2015).
    7. Hougland, S & Wolf, R. (2016). Accreditation in Police Agencies: Does External Quality Assurance Reduce Citizen Complaints? The Police Journal: Theories, Practice, and Principles, 90(1), 4054.
    8. Mayorov, V. Wolf, R. (2016). [Citizen participation in policing: Volunteer police in the United States and voluntary national teams in Russia], [Issues of Law], 5(59), 101107. [In Russian]
    9. Pepper, I.& Wolf, R. (2015). Volunteering to serve: An international comparison of volunteer police officers in a UK North East Police Force and a US Florida Sheriffs Office. The Police Journal: Theories, Practice, and Principles, 88(3), 209-219.
    10. Mesloh, C.James-Mesloh, J., Medley, L., & Wolf, R. (2012). Evaluation of rubber ball grenades: Applications for law enforcement and corrections. Law Enforcement Executive Forum, 12(3), 80-89.
    11. Mesloh, C.,Wolf, R., & Medley, L. (2011). Infrared beacons: Applications for law enforcement.Law Enforcement Executive Forum, 11(3), 107-116.
    12. Eastep, M.A., & Wolf, R. (2010). Toward enhanced criminal justice employability: Linking internships, curriculum content and assessment. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Assessment Forum (May, 2010), 1-18.
    13. Wolf, R., Mesloh, C., & Henych, M.(2010). Fighting campus crime: Perceptions of police canines at a metropolitan university. Critical Issues in Justice and Politics, 3(1), 1-18.
    14. Wolf, R., Mesloh, C.,Henych, M.& Thompson, F. (2009). Police use of force and the cumulative force factor: A five year analysis. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, 32(4), 739-757.
    15. Wolf, R., Pressler, T& Winton, M. (2009). Campus Law Enforcement Use‐of‐Force and Conducted Energy Devices: A National-Level Exploratory Study of Perceptions and Practices. Criminal Justice Review, 34(1), 29-43.
    16. Wolf, R., Korosec, R. & Goltz, J.(2008). An analysis of factors affecting the implementation of small municipal police agencies: An open-systems approach. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 33(2), 177192.
    17. Wolf, R. (2008). Tourism Oriented Policing: An examination of a Florida/Caribbean partnership for police training. International Journal of Police Science and Management, 10(4), 402-416.
    18. Wolf, R., Mesloh, C.,& Henych, M.(2008). Cumulative Force Factor: Examining Resultant Suspect and Officer Injuries. Law Enforcement Executive Forum, 8(4), 65-79.
    19. Mesloh, C.,Wolf, R., Henych, M.& Thompson, F. (2008). Less Lethal Weapons for Law Enforcement: A Performance‐Based Analysis. Law Enforcement Executive Forum, 8(1), 133-149.
    20. Wolf, R., & Gordon, A. (2007) License Plate Recognition (LPR) Technology: Practical and Legal Issues for Police Implementation. Law Enforcement Executive Forum, 7(7), 93-99.
    21. Mesloh, C.Wolf, R., & Henych, M.(2003). Corrections personnel and perceptions of misconduct: An examination of ethics at one correctional institution. Corrections Compendium, 28(5), 1-19.
    22. Mesloh, C.Wolf, R., & Henych, M.(2002). Scent as forensic evidence and its relationship to the law enforcement canine. Journal of Forensic Identification. 52(2), 169-182.
    23. Mesloh, C.,Wolf, R., & Henych, M.(2002). Sniff Test: Utilization of the law enforcement canine in the seizure of paper currency. Journal of Forensic Identification. 52(6), 704-720.
    24. Wolf, R. (2002). Proactive change toward a Tourism Oriented Police in Saint Lucia. Caribbean Journal of Criminology and Social Psychology. 7(1&2), 235-244.
    25. Mesloh, C.Wolf, R., & Holmes, S. (2002). A pilot study of the confounding effects of Jute on law enforcement canine training. The Journal of the Academy of Canine Behavioral Theory. 1(3), 2-9.

Awards & Honours
  • American Police Hall of Fame J. Edgar Hoover Memorial Gold Medal for Distinguished Public Service Award (2018) nominated by the Orange County Sheriffs Office [awarded annually since 1968, up to 10 awards nationwide per year]
  •  National Sheriffs Association Medal of Merit for contributions to the field of law enforcement and criminal justice (2018)
  •  National Law Enforcement Museum Stand with Honor Recognition (2017)
  • City of Windermere (Florida) Police Department, Letter of Appreciation (2017)
  •  IACP International Managers of Police Academy and College Training (IMPACT) Section, Certificate of Appreciation (October, 2015)
  • Featured in Meet the Deputy column in Deputy and Court Officer (May/June 2015)
  • Cover feature: Volunteer Management Report, Volunteer Insider (January 2015)Dedicated to Law Enforcement Volunteers
  • United States Presidential Daily Point of Light Award (September 12, 2014)
  • National Sheriffs Association Medal of Merit for contributions to the field of law enforcement and criminal justice (2014) [3 awarded nationally in 2014]
  • Named to Top 20 Law and Criminal Justice Professors in Florida by Online Schools Florida (2013)
  • United States President Council on Service and Civic Participation Lifetime Call to Service Award (2011) and the President's Volunteer Service Award (2012-17, 2004-2010)
  • Volgograd Police Academy, Russian Police Force (MVD) Academic Excellence Medal (2009)Career Profile: Ross Wolf. In Siegel, L. & Senna, J. (2007). Essentials of Criminal Justice: Sixth Edition (pp. 3-4); and in (2006) Essentials of Criminal Justice: Fifth Edition (pp. 2-4). Thomson/Wadsworth Publishing, CA
  • City of Orlando Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award (2003) [1 awarded in 2003]
  • Received Pi Beta Phi Honoree award for Excellence in Teaching (2001)
  • Nominated by Pasco-Hernando Community College for the LeRoy Collins State of Florida Outstanding Community College Alumni Award (1991) [1 nomination by PHCC in 1991]