Walter Olsen

Resident Faculty

Biography

Walter Olsen was a police officer for more than 31 years. He has held the position of patrol and motor officer. He also completed a six-year assignment as a detective in the Vehicular Crimes (Fatal Crash) Unit. During the last 10 years of his career he was assigned to the Traffic Education and Safety Unit of the Phoenix Police Department. He coordinated two traffic programs and supervised approximately 40 police volunteers. Olsen retired from the police department in 2015.

Olsen has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Northern Arizona University and an Associate’s Degree in Administration of Justice from Scottsdale Community College. He continued his studies by taking classes from the Institute of Police Technology and Management at North Florida University and Northwestern University (Traffic Institute). Since 2002, Olsen has taught classes at the college level in areas that include Criminal Investigations, The Police Function, Current Issues in Criminal Justice and Introduction to Criminal Justice. He also instructed at the AZPOST Academy and other locations on a variety of police related subjects

Me, right after graduating from SCC... one of my classes and two SUPER students!

I hope to help you "capture" your purpose while at Scottsdale Community College - it is a great place to learn and grow.

Courses

Course # Class Section Semester Course Title Course Syllabus
AJS101 20947 Fall 2021 Intro to Criminal Justice
AJS101 20948 Fall 2021 Intro to Criminal Justice
AJS101 21048 Fall 2021 Intro to Criminal Justice
AJS101 21617 Fall 2021 Intro to Criminal Justice
AJS230 20224 Fall 2021 The Police Function
AJS123 20221 Fall 2021 Ethics & Adm of Justice
AJS101 30696 Spring 2022 Intro to Criminal Justice
AJS101 30716 Spring 2022 Intro to Criminal Justice
AJS123 31426 Spring 2022 Ethics & Adm of Justice
AJS230 31425 Spring 2022 The Police Function
AJS101 30695 Spring 2022 Intro to Criminal Justice
AJS101 32046 Spring 2022 Intro to Criminal Justice
Love to teach at SCC
Contact 480/423-6742
Location Applied Sciences AP228
Office Hours 830 - 2 PM, Mon - Fri. Usually in class from 1030 - 130 PM
Summer Hours Available by email