Criminal Justice Chairperson
Oscar Odom III
Division of Criminal Justice
"No Drop Outs" "No Cop Outs"
Oscar Odom III is the new Chairperson of the Criminal Justice Division. Mr. Odom is the former First Deputy Sheriff Commissioner of New York City and a Retired New York City Police Detective 20 years). Mr. Odom has served several New York City Mayor's, Bloomberg, Giuliani and Dinkins. Mr. Odom has held several assignments in the New York City Police Department, Patrol Officer (73, 75, 77, 81 pcts), Police Academy Instructor, Intelligence Division, Career Criminal Investigation Unit and Juvenile Crime Squad (Fugitive Enforcement Division).
Additionally, Mr. Odom has an academic career that expands over twenty years, former Chairman of the Criminal Justice Department at Katharine Gibbs School, Police Academy Academic Instructor, Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice at Mercy College, Adjunct Professor of Emergency & Disaster Management at the Metropolitan College Graduate School of Management and Facilitator/Instructor of Perspectives on Profiling (Racial/Criminal) at the Simon Wiesenthal Tolerance Center.
Mr. Odom earned his B.S. degree in Correction Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Juris Doctorate degree from the City University of New York School of Law where he was Associate Editor of the Law Review and member of the Moot Court Team.