Center for Education in Mass Violence and Suicide

Rodney Theis, Deputy Chief of Police

Rodney Theis - Deputy Chief of Police, The University of Toledo


          • A.A.S. Law Enforcement Technology (1996)
          • B.S. in Criminal Justice (1998)
          • Police Organization Leadership Executive Training (POLEX): Pennsylvania (2008)
          • Certificate – University of Toledo Eight Course Leadership Program (2011)
          • M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration (2014)
          • Certified Law Enforcement Executive Graduate (C.L.E.E. #23) (2019)

Work History:

University of Toledo Police Department - Deputy Chief of Police (2011-Present)

University of Toledo Police Department - Lieutenant:  (2007-2011)

University of Toledo Police Department - Senior Law Enforcement Officer (2003-2007)

University of Toledo Police Department - Law Enforcement Officer (1998-2003)


WMD Law Enforcement Protective Measures Course: Anniston, Alabama

Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings: Socorro, New Mexico

Legal and Liability Management for Tactical and Emergency Response Operations

Invisible Threat: A Multi-Disciplinary Response to Stalking (National Center for Crime Victims)

Ohio DPS Division of Homeland Security Transportation Safety Awareness Training

Simulation Based Training for Command Post Personnel (US Department of Homeland Security)

Penn State Police Executive Development Program

National Incident Command System Training level 100, 200, 300, & 400, 700, 800, 15b

Emergency Management Institute – FEMA – IS – 00907 Active Shooter

Radiation Alarm Response Training: US Department of Energy

Radiation Detector Device Train the Trainer: US Department of Energy

CLERY Act Compliance Academy

Leadership Management International, Inc. EPP

Ohio Attorney General Civil Demonstration Law Enforcement Considerations

Special Event Planning for Public Safety Agencies: Ohio Homeland Security

Sport Event Risk Management: FEMA & national Center for Spectator Sports Safety & Security

Individual & General Conference - (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

Last Updated: 2/17/21