Associate Professor Becomes VLEOA Board Member


Adam Dobrin, Associate Professor in the FAU School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, was recently voted to the Board of Directors for the Volunteer Law Enforcement Officer Alliance (VLEOA) 501(c)3 charitable organization.

The VLEOA is an international entity that exists to assist in the formation, expansion, and training of state, county, and city volunteer law enforcement units.  It also works to promote awareness of the role of the volunteer officer in providing for the safety of the citizens to their communities.


Adam Dobrin, fourth from right, along with representatives from nine different countries’ volunteer police forces

“I am humbled and honored to be supported both by the membership of the VLEOA and the leadership of FAU in my continued academic and professional endeavors related to volunteer policing,” Dobrin said. “Community engagement is a critical aspect of the mission of FAU, and by volunteering to serve the VLEOA and my community, I also serve the students and mission of FAU.”

Dr. Dobrin has numerous professional and academic articles and conference presentations on volunteer policing topics.  He also won FAU’s first Presidential Award for Outstanding Faculty-Led Community Engagement for Engaged Service in 2017 for his volunteer work as a road patrol deputy with his local sheriff’s office’s reserve unit.