Mr. DeCecca is an Associate Professor within the Department of Criminal Justice at UC. He has worked in local/state/federal law enforcement for over 20 years. Mr. DeCecca left the Kentucky State Police/ Vehicle Enforcement in 2010 to become a fulltime faculty member at UC. Mr. DeCecca primarily teaches online for the School of Life Long Learning. He ran the Department of Criminal Justice as the Department Chair from 2011 to 2015. He is a veteran of the United States Navy Reserves.
Teaching online has allowed Mr. DeCecca to continue working in the field of Criminal Justice. In 2016 Mr. DeCecca was selected to work Diplomatic Security as a contractor working at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq with his Bomb Dog “Savvy”. When he returned from Iraq he worked as a Special Agent/Investigator for the U.S. DOT working out of the field office in Maine. Due to family medical issues Mr. DeCecca had to return to Kentucky. Once back in Kentucky Mr. DeCecca was offered a job at the Kentucky Horse Park as a Mounted Trooper. Mr. DeCecca now goes on patrol with his partner Albion. Albion (aka Big Al) is a Shire measuring at 18 hands and weighs over 1800 pounds.
Ed.D in Education Leadership (ABD), University of the Cumberlands 2020 (est)
M.J.A. in Justice Administration, Norwich University 2007
B.A. Criminal Justice, Tiffin University 1996
CRJS 131 Intro to CJ – CRJS 234 Policing – CRJS 235 Police Patrol – CRJS 331 Deviance & Society – CRJS 338 Homeland Security – CRJS 431 Criminology – CRJS 432 Criminal Victimization - CRJS 434 Ethics in Criminal Justice - CRJS 439 Internship and Seminar