Richard Worch

Contributing Faculty
College of Psychology and Community Services
M.S. Criminal Justice

Richard Worch earned his Doctorate in Public Administration from Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He has spent the last 45 years in the profession of law enforcement and was the elected Sheriff of Charlotte County, Florida from 1988 to 2000. Richard also enjoys international travel and has given lectures to Russian Federation Law Enforcement Personnel on policing in America and America’s perspective on International Terrorism. In addition he possesses an interest in International Management, International Governmental Relations, and International Comparative Government.

Courses Taught

PPPA 9000 - Dissertation

MMPA 6405 - Ethics and Social Justice

DDPA 8400 - Professional Administrative Study


PhD, Nova Southeastern University

MS, University of Baltimore

BS, University of Baltimore

Public Service

Charlotte SO Monroe SO Pasco SO Punta Gorda PD, Other - Punta Gorda

Awards / Honors

Appointed by FDLE Commissioner to Florida Hate Crimes, , 1995

Appointed, Florida Sheriff's Crack Cocaine Task Force, , 1991

Appointed, President of the National Sheriff's Association, , 1991

Board Member Charlotte County Juvenile Justice , , 1993

Appointed, US Customs, Blue Lightning Task Force, , 1989

Commissioner, Appointed by Governor to Florida, , 1989

Commissioner, Appointed to the Charlotte County, , 1983

Elected Chairman - Commission for Florida Law Enforcement, , 1999

Elected Vice President Association of Police Pla, , 1983

Executive Director, Charlotte County Police , , 1997

Faculty Excellence Award, Walden University SPPA, 2016

Senior Contributing Faculty, Walden University School of Public Policy and Administration, 2017


Worch, R. H., Gordon, M. (2018). Dissertation Template Guide Update written by Richard Worch and Mark Gordon. Walden University

Worch, R. H. (2014). Dissertation Template written by Richard Worch.