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Michael Sliker

Instructor of Criminal Justice

Contact Information

OFFICE: Preston 112
PHONE: 814-824-2696

I have served over 30 years as a police officer, with the last eight years as the Chief of Police for the North East Police Department in Erie County, Pennsylvania. I retired from policing in May 2021. I have worked for Mercyhurst University since 2015 as an adjunct professor in the Department of Social Justice & Community Health and the Mercyhurst University Police Academy. In 2021, I was hired as a full-time instructor in the Department of Social Justice & Community Health. 

About Michael Sliker
    • Doctoral Candidate, Criminal Justice, Capella University, 2022
    • Master of Science, Administration of Justice, Mercyhurst University, 2012
    • Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice, Mercyhurst University, 2002 
    • Police Functions
    • Criminal Investigations
    • Interview and Interrogation
    • Intro. Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
    • Police Administration
    • Contemporary Police Problems
    • Criminal Justice Ethics

    Criminal justice courses with a primary focus on policing and intelligence. 

    • Small-town Policing
    • Contemporary Police Problems
    • Public Trust in Police
    • Evidence-based Policing Practices

    Volunteer as a board member to conduct oral interviews of police candidates for local police civil service commissions.

    • PA Boroughs Association, Certified Borough Official (7/2019)
    • NEPD Arson Investigation Commendation (12/2012)
    • PTO Fraud Investigation Commendation (8/2012)
    • Erie County Honorable Judge Russell Cunningham Commendation (12/2007)
    • Office of Attorney General Special Commendation (7/1996)
    • NEPD Burglary Investigation Commendation (1/1993)
    • Honorable Discharge U.S. Air Force (5/1991)
    • U.S. Air Force Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service (1/1991)
    • Advanced Promotion U.S. Air Force (1/1991)