Mr. Michael Wardzinski

MSU Criminal Justice Program Coordinator and Advisor at Bismarck State College

Office: Bismarck
Email: michael.wardzinski@MinotStateU.edu
Phone: (701) 224-2461

M.M., University of Mary

Mike Wardzinski was a law enforcement officer for over 37 years. He was a law enforcement specialist and military working dog and narcotics detection dog handler in the United States Air Force. He became a member of the Bismarck Police Department in 1980, and between 1980 and 1990 was assigned duties as a patrol officer, patrol/explosive detection K-9 handler, field training officer, instructor, investigator, and hostage negotiator. In 1990, he was promoted to the rank of sergeant and was assigned duties as a patrol shift supervisor. In 1994, he was assigned duties as the department's training coordinator. In 2003, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant was assigned as the department's support services lieutenant.

Wardzinski retired from law enforcement in 2013 and is currently an adviser and instructor for Minot State University, Department of Criminal Justice, on the Bismarck State College Campus.

He holds an associate degree with a concentration in criminal justice from Bismarck State College, a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Minot State University. and a master’s degree in management from the University of Mary. 

He is a licensed law enforcement officer and certified instructor in police subjects and firearms general by the North Dakota Peace Officers Standards and Training Board.

His academic teaching focuses on policing, ethics, and management and administration related courses.