Rodney T. Ruiz

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Adjunct Faculty
Primary Department:
Manages: Occupational Education
 Phone: 623.935.8139
Office Hours Additional Information 
After class and by appointment


M.Ed. in Educational Leadership
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ.
B.S. in Career and Technical Education
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ.
Associates of Applied Science in Law Enforcement Technology with High Distinction
Rio Salado Community College

Hello everyone!  My name is Rod Ruiz and I have been teaching for EMCC since 2008.  In addition to being an adjunct faculty member, I am a 28+ year veteran of the Phoenix Police Department.  Depending on the semester, I teach any of a number of AJS classes to include: AJS-101 Introduction to Criminal Justice, AJS-113 Criminal Justice Crime Control Policies and Practices, AJS-192 Serial Killers and Mass Murderers, AJS-200 Current Issues in Criminal Justice, AJS-230 The Police Function, and AJS-258 Victimology.  I also previously taught AJS-249 Community Policing, AJS-270 Police and Community Relations, and AJS-131 Police Management Techniques I.

After serving three years with the Arizona Department of Corrections as a correctional service officer, I joined the Phoenix Police Department in 1990.  I started out as a patrol officer as we all do and graduated to field training officer within a few years.  I later spent a short time in undercover assignments before transferring to the investigations division in 1999.  While there, I served in detective assignments in the Domestic Violence Detail, Property Crimes Detail, and Sex Crimes Detail before transferring to the Airport Bureau in 2010.  I recently retired from the Phoenix Police Department in December 2018. 

I have extensive training in domestic violence investigations to include Train-the-Trainer certification.  I have provided domestic violence instruction for the Phoenix Police Department, various statewide law enforcement agencies, other city departments, the Arizona Law Enforcement Academy (ALEA), the Arizona Peace Officers Standards and Training Board (AZPOST), a network of professional constituents, and the general public.  During my time with the Family Investigations Bureau, I developed, coordinated, and instructed a domestic violence curriculum for evidence-based prosecution for the entire Phoenix Police Department Patrol Division.  I am a graduate of the Arizona Master Teacher Seminar and a member of the Adjunct Faculty Association (AFA).  

Adjunct Faculty Association (AFA)
Classes Current Teaching
Name Title Term Days Times/Dates
AJS192 View class details for Serial Killers And Mass Murderers (AJS192)Serial Killers And Mass Murderers SPR21 MAR 22 - MAY 14
AJS200 View class details for Current Issues In Criminal Justice (AJS200)Current Issues In Criminal Justice SPR21 JAN 19 - MAR 12
AJS258 View class details for Victimology and Crisis Management (AJS258)Victimology and Crisis Management SPR21 JAN 19 - MAR 12
AJS258 View class details for Victimology and Crisis Management (AJS258)Victimology and Crisis Management SPR21 MAR 22 - MAY 14