Dr. Matthew J. Stiehm has received an Educational Doctorate from Argosy University, where the focus of his research was higher education campus safety and security. He has a Master’s Degree of Criminal Justice from Central Missouri State University, with his final paper focusing on the investigation of child abuse and finally a Bachelors of Science from Wayne State College, Nebraska. He has served as a police officer in three states (CA, MN and NE), he keeps current on law enforcement trends most recently he conducted an 8 month study with Columbia Heights Police Department (MN) on Community Policing.
He is also a recognized authority in general police practices, training trends, and other standards. Dr. Stiehm has served as a police practices expert with local (MN) based law firms. Dr. Stiehm has been retained in Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Indiana and New York to provide “expert” opinions for use of force in federal court. Dr. Stiehm also has submitted reports to federal court for various police use of force cases.
Dr. Stiehm has authored articles in POLICEONE, CORRECTIONSONE, Law Officer Magazine, ILEETA Journal, and the IACP Magazine.