“As a career law enforcement officer who strongly believes in lifelong learning, I thoroughly enjoy teaching for Marquette University's College of Professional Studies. I find that one continues to learn when they teach, and I am privileged to have this opportunity. Additionally, the greater understanding of law enforcement by practicing professionals, aspiring professionals , and the citizenry alike will do nothing but improve law enforcement's ability to perform their duties and carry out their responsibilities.”

Mark P. Waters, M.A.


Courses Taught

  • CJAD 6510 Policies in Policing
  • CJAD 6995 Independent Study
  • CRLS 1001 - Introduction to Criminology
  • CRLS 3300 - Police and Society
  • CRLS 3350 - Police Organization and Administration


  • Marquette University
    • M.A. Public Service-Administration of Justice
    • Graduate Certificate in Law Enforcement Leadership and Management
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, B.S. Criminal Justice
  • FBI National Academy, Graduate of the 237th Session
  • Northwestern University, Graduate of the Executive Management Program, School of Police Staff and Command, and Supervision of Police Personnel
  • University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Certified Public Manager
  • Penn State University, Graduate of The Police Executive Development Program (Basic and Advanced)

Professional Experience

  • Adjunct Instructor, Marquette University College of Professional Studies (2007-Present)
  • Assistant Chief of Police, Menomonee Falls Police Department (WI)
  • United States Army Reserve (retired), Major

Research Interests

  • Law enforcement / Police organization and administration
  • The relationship between law enforcement / police and society

Professional Organizations & Associations

  • Marquette University Alumni Association
  • FBI National Academy Associates
  • Reserve Officers Association
  • The Ordnance Order of Samuel Sharpe
  • The American Legion


Contact College of Professional Studies

Email the college

Marquette University College of Professional Studies
707 Building, Room 403
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee WI 53201-1881
Phone: (414) 288-3153 or (800) 793-6450, extension 2
FAX: (414) 288-3298