Sociology and Criminal JusticeCollege of Arts and Sciences
Professor McNeill was a police officer for 19 years and left law enforcement to teach full-time in higher education. Throughout his career, he taught many different law enforcement-related courses at the police academy - use of force, drug driving enforcement, traffic safety, and the police response to active aggression. He also worked as a school resource officer and D.A.R.E. instructor. He was a member of the police Crisis Intervention Team and he was one of a handful of officers in the State of Connecticut who was certified as a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE). He has testified in court as an expert in the field of drunk - drugged driving, as well as given expert testimony to the Connecticut Legislature on the dangers of legalizing recreational marijuana.
Professor McNeill holds a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and a Master's in Public Administration and Emergency Management from Anna Maria College. He is currently working towards a Doctorate in Education with a concentration in the psychology of leadership and plans to defend his dissertation in 2023.