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Sean Zauhar, Ph.D.

Portrait of Sean Zauhar, Ph.D., LEADS Scholar
Lieutenant ; 2020 NIJ LEADS Law Enforcement Officer
Apple Valley Police Department

Apple Valley, MN

Dr. Sean Zauhar is a 23-year law enforcement veteran. He is currently a police lieutenant in charge of professional standards and training for the Apple Valley (Minnesota) Police Department. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas, Metropolitan State University, and Rasmussen University. He specializes in curriculum design, training implementation, and program evaluation. His research focuses on effective police training methods to minimize the use of force while enhancing public safety and building community trust. Dr. Zauhar has a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Walden University (MPLS, MN) and a M.A. in Police Leadership & Education from the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN).

Date Created: July 27, 2020