Ken Peak is professor and former chairman of the Department of Criminal Justice, University of Nevada, Reno, where he was named Teacher of the Year by the universityrsquo;s Honor Society. Following four years as a municipal police officer in Kansas,ï¿½ he subsequently held positions as a nine-county criminal justice planner for ï¿½southeast Kansas; director of a four-state Technical Assistance Institute for the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (based at Washburn University in Topeka); director of university police at Pittsburg State University (Kansas); acting director of public safety, University of Nevada, Reno; and assistant professor of criminal justice at Wichita State University. He has authored or co-authored 28 textbooks (relating to general policing, community policing, criminal justice administration, police supervision and management, and women in law enforcement), two historical books (on Kansas temperance and bootlegging), and more than 60 additional journal articles and invited book chapters. He recently served as General Editor for SAGErsquo;s Encyclopedia of Community Policing and Problem Solving, and also is past chairman of the Police Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and president of the Western and Pacific Association of Criminal Justice Educators. He received two gubernatorial appointments to statewide criminal justice committees while residing in Kansas and holds a doctorate from the University of Kansas.