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Matthew J. Kite, LP.D.

Adjunct Professor

Area of Expertise Criminal Investigations, Patrol Function, Policy Development and Implementation, Leadership, Police Accreditation
“ The police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence. - Sir Robert Peel ”

My Story

Matthew Kite is a sworn police officer with over twenty years of experience in the field of Criminal Justice, including policy development and implementation, patrol operations, investigations, traffic crash reconstruction, police supervision, and resource management. He received his bachelor's (2006) and master's (2008) degrees in criminal justice from Roger Williams University before attending Northeastern University where he received a doctorate in law and policy (LP.D.). 

Prior to becoming a civilian police officer, he served five years on active duty in the United States Army Military Police Corps. He was stationed in Wisconsin, where he was able to attend training at the Wisconsin State Police Academy and Germany where he was able to work with the German National Police and the German Military Police.  

He currently serves as a Lieutenant with the Cranston Police Department and is a guest lecturer at the RWU Justice System Training & Research Institute.