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Chase D. Wetherington, Ph.D.

Chase Wetherington
Corporal; 2019 NIJ LEADS Law Enforcement Officer
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office

Tampa , FL

Dr. Chase Wetherington has been a sworn law enforcement in Tampa, FL since 2012. He currently holds the rank of Corporal with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, where he has served in a variety of positions throughout the agency and is currently assigned to the District II Investigations and Intelligence Unit. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of South Florida, Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Leo University, and Ph.D. degree in Criminal Justice from Walden University, where he now serves as a contributing faculty member. The focus of much of his research and Ph.D. dissertation focuses on law enforcement officer characteristics, including formal academic education levels, veteran status and age, and their impact on disciplinary issues and performance. He is hoping to work with other LEADS Scholars to illustrate how research and science can improve law enforcement today and in the future.

Date Created: September 4, 2019