Criminal Justice: Adjunct Faculty
David Ritter is an adjunct instructor in the Criminal Justice Department and began this position in the spring of 2009. He brings with him over 25 years of law enforcement experience focusing mainly in the investigative field. Mr. Ritter obtained his B.A. at Mansfield University in 1981 and completed some graduate studies through the University of Virginia in 2000. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy program and has been trained in many aspects of crime scene analysis and reconstruction. Retiring in 2005 from the Williamsport Bureau of Police, he worked most of his career in major crime units including undercover narcotics and as an agent with the criminal investigative division.
Mr. Ritter has many years of training and experience in crime scene processing and reconstruction investigating such major crimes as homicides, robberies and burglaries among others. He also brings with him years of experience as an instructor teaching police officers and cadets in the various aspects of investigative analysis and crime scene reconstruction. He is a state certified instructor in general academics as well as firearms and physical fitness. He currently lectures at the police academy and has also been a contract instructor for private training agencies relating to the investigative field.
Mr. Ritter brings this experience and training to the classroom. He instructs the Introduction to Forensic Science course that focuses on a comprehensive, realistic view of forensic science and how it applies to real life criminal investigations. He has testified as an expert in both narcotics and the crime scene reconstruction. His career also included time as a K9 officer, field supervisor, and tactical team leader.
Mr. Ritter remains in the investigative field working currently as a Regional Security Manager for a major regional bank where he oversees the investigative and security needs for over 44 branches in the northern Pennsylvania region. He also currently sits on the statewide fraud committee for the PA Banker's Association.