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College Welcomes New Department Head for Criminal Justice

RALEIGH, N.C. (February 16, 2024) – Wake Tech is pleased to announce Mark Sullivan as the new department head for Criminal Justice and Forensic Science Technologies and Public Safety Administration.

Sullivan, who brings decades of experience as a law enforcement officer and instructor to the role, will manage departmental resources and faculty.

"I am excited to be a part of the Wake Tech mission and use my experience to help this generation of students learn how to achieve positive change," said Sullivan. "Our mission is to encourage students to explore and develop solutions to serve their communities as professionals for years to come."

Dr. Jamie Wicker, provost and chief campus officer for Wake Tech's Public Safety Education Campus, says Sullivan is a perfect fit for the role.

"Mark's experience and passion for student success will benefit our students as we seek to create intentional pathways for them to achieve their academic goals in our Criminal Justice and Public Safety programs."

Sullivan holds numerous teaching certifications, including a General and Specialized Instructor Certification in Firearms and Subject Control/Arrest Techniques through the North Carolina Training and Standards Commission. In addition, he is certified in Rapid Deployment, Force on Force, Live Fire Shoot House and Basic Life Support CPR/AED.

Sullivan is a retired patrol district commander with the Wilson Police Department, where he served in patrol, the Street Crimes Unit, narcotics and criminal investigations. He was an original member of the department's Special Response Team (SRT). He served with the SRT for 19 years in a variety of positions, including sniper, entry member, team leader and team commander.

He earned bachelor's degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master's degree in Justice Administration from Methodist University in Fayetteville. He also completed the Administrative Officers Management Program at North Carolina State University.

Sullivan maintains his status as a sworn law enforcement officer.

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March 2024

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