Darin Reedy, M.A. 

Darin Reedy

Instructor, Criminology and Criminal Justice

Crime Analyst, Olympia Police Department 


M.A., Criminal Justice, University of Maryland at College Park
B.A., University of Washington  


I have worked in the criminal justice field for over 20 years serving in various capacities of research, teaching, and investigations. In 2004, I joined the Olympia Police Department as its first Crime Analyst. My role has evolved and expanded into a subject matter expert for local and national government agencies in areas of domestic terrorism and gangs.   

In 2010, I joined the faculty at Chapman/Brandman University as the primary instructor in the Criminal Justice Department. In 2020, I also joined the faculty at Saint Martin’s.  As an instructor I’ve taught close to 10 different courses, mostly criminal justice courses. In 2017, I was awarded Faculty of the Year at Brandman University and also served as the commencement speaker at graduation.   

I am passionate about teaching and have always sought ways to add teaching and education into my life’s work. In addition to the two positions above, from 2008 – 2014, I also owned a consulting business where I spent thousands of hours teaching and training a variety of audiences from elementary and high school administrators and educators to police officers about street gangs and other issues within the criminal justice field.