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Course Descriptions:
Traci Ciepiela
Traci Ciepiela
Traci Ciepiela
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice/Sociology
Office: 1417
Phone: 307-382-1767

  • I received my BA in Communications from SUNY College @ Buffalo
  • I received my Police Officer license in Missouri in 1999
  • Served 15 years as an officer or deputy in Missouri
  • I received my Masters of Science in Criminal Justice from Columbia College, Missouri
  • I was a PhD Candidate through Capella University
  • I received a "Reserve Officer Status" in Wyoming in 2017
  • I have taught for Kaplan University, Phoenix Online, Everest University and Southwest Louisiana State University
  • I am a member of International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainer's Association (ILEETA) and a Presenter with "Tactical Yoga"
  • Trained by DHS in Prevention and Response to Suicide Bombing Incidents, Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings
  • Trained by the Institute for the Prevention of In-Custody Deaths
  • Trained by the Force Science Institute
  • I am a member of National Tactical Officers Association
  • I am a member of Tostmasters
  • I won the humorous speech contact for Toastmasters Region "N3" 2017
  • I am the Treasurer for the Sweetwater County Parks and Recreation Board
  • I am the Representative Member for the WEA WWCC Chapter
  • I am a member of the Sweetwater County Crisis Negotiations Team
  • I am the Board Secretary for the Rocky Mountain Region of USA Triathlon
  • I am the Race Director of the Race on the Rock Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquabike, Aquathlon USAT Certified Race
  • Published by the Campus Law Enforcement Journal
  • Published as a contributor to the Women Warriors Book
  • Published by the ILEETA Journal
  • Federally Trained Mediator
  • Formerly a RAD - Rape Aggression Defense Instructor

Joe Ciccone Joe Ciccone
Adjunct Faculty

Director of Education at Keiser University, FL
New Jersey Police Commander Fairview Police 1980 - 2000
Bergen County Sheriff, NJ

- Doctorate of Education from Nova Southeastern University
- Masters Degree Criminal Justice Administration Jersey City State College
- Bachelors Degree in Police and Fire Science Jersey City State College
- FBI Hate Crimes Specialist Training
- State of NJ Division of Criminal Justice Academy Instructor
- State of JN Police Training Commission
- DARE Instructor
- Firearms Instructor

Shane Terrill
Adjunct Faculty

Shane Terrill started his career development by joining the United States Marine Corps, where he served in the special operations community in the Far East, Middle East, and Africa. He then went on to work as an Intelligence Specialist as an East Asian Specialist for the Counterintelligence Directorate and as a member of the Special Contingency Group (SCG) for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). After leaving the intelligence community, Terrill spent the next 16 years in law-enforcement, where he served as Special Response Team (SRT) member and marksmen/observer, Major Crimes Investigator (MCI), Field Training Officer (FTO), and Special Investigations Unit (SIU) investigator.

Terrill is a certified A.L.I.C.E instructor, Step-Up trainer, Green Dot instructor, and Trevor CARE trainer and has taught for over 9 years in the Springfield Missouri Police Academy and the Missouri State University Public Safety Officer academy.

Terrill has Master of Science in Administrative Studies (MSAS) in Homeland Security, a graduate level Homeland Security certificate, and a Bachelor of Art (BA) in International Relations, specializing in Far East studies. He also attended the Defense Language Institute (DLI) and Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea.

Gary Redente
Adjunct Faculty

Gary Redente is an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice at Western Wyoming Community College and a Deputy County & Prosecuting Attorney with the Sweetwater County Attorney's Office, where he prosecutes violent felonies, including sexual assault and strangulation cases, and financial crimes. He is also a certified personal protection specialist with experience in conducting threat assessments and managing protective details for at-risk individuals; a certified firearms instructor; a member of the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI); a personal safety instructor; and a former martial arts instructor. Mr. Redente received a Juris Doctor degree from Boston University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from Hunter College (CUNY) in New York. He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.

For more information, contact Traci Ciepiela at (307) 382-1767 or
(307) 382-1600 or toll free (800) 226-1181