About Dr. Robert Girod


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About Dr. Robert Girod

Dr. Robert J. Girod, J.D., Ph.D. 

Dr. Robert J. Girod earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) at Thomas M. Cooley Law School, a double-doctorate (Ph.D.) in Criminology and Public Administration from The Union Institute and University, and a post-doctoral certificate in Leadership at Harvard University.

He received his Master of Science (M.S.) in Criminal Justice Administration from Central Missouri State University. He earned a Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.) in Social and Behavioral Science and an Associate of Science (A.S.) in Criminal Justice from Indiana University, and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Sociology fromHuntingtonCollege. He also received a technical diploma in Forensic Science from the American Institute of Applied Science.

Dr. Girod is president and CEO of Robert J. Girod Consulting, LLC. He is admitted to practice law in all Indiana State courts and U.S. District Courts in the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.

Girod is a certified law enforcement officer in Indiana and Ohio. He is a commissioned officer with the Allen County Police Department and the Latty-Haviland Police Department. He also served as a Chief of Police / Director of Public Safety in Iowa.

Girod served with the Fort Wayne Police Department for more than 23 years, as a patrol officer, a detective in Fraud & Theft, Burglary, and Robbery-Homicide, a patrol sergeant (supervisor), and detective sergeant (supervisor) in all four Quadrants, Auto Theft, Juvenile, and Robbery-Homicide. He was also assigned to the FBI Federal Bank Robbery Task Force.

Girod also worked as a part-time special deputy for the U.S. Marshal’s Service. He was a police officer with the Indianapolis Police Department, a police officer and detective with the Indiana University Police Department, a special agent with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations, an investigator for the Indiana Department of Insurance, and an investigator for the Wells County Prosecutor’s Office.

Girod served as a captain in the U.S. Army Reserve, in various command and staff positions in the Military Police, Special Forces, Basic Training (Infantry), and the U.S. Army Criminal Investigations Command (USACIDC). He later served as a major in the Indiana Guard Reserve. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Squadron Officer’s School, the U.S. Marine Corps Command andStaffCollege, and the U.S. Naval War College.

Dr. Girod has also been an adjunct professor (undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level courses) at eight universities: Indiana University (IPFW), Boston University, Concordia University, Taylor University, Huntington University, Indiana Wesleyan University, The Union Institute and University, and Northcentral University.

Dr. Girod authored several articles for FBI Law Enforcement BulletinSecurity Management, Police Marksman, and Musubi and has has published five books:

  • Profiling the Criminal Mind: Behavioral Science and Criminal Investigative Analysis (2004)
  • Infamous Murders & Mysteries (2009)
  • Police Liability and Risk Management: Torts, Civil Rights, and Employment Law 
  • Advanced Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Operations: Tradecraft Methods, Practices, Tactics and Techniques 
  • Logical Investigative Methods: Critical Thinking and Reasoning for Successful Investigations

He also He is a member of numerous civic and professional organizations and was in the 1992 Who’s Who in Law Enforcement and the 2000 Who’s Who in Public Service. He has received the FWPD Achievement Medal and Meritorious Service Medal, as well as a Commendation from the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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Profiling The Criminal Mind

Profiling The Criminal Mind: Behavioral Science and Criminal Investigative Analysis

Infamous Murders and Mysteries: Cold Case Files and Who-Done-Its




Out of the night that covers me,

Black as the pit from pole to pole,

I thank whatever gods may be

For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance

I have not winced nor cried aloud,

Under the bludgeonings of chance,

My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears

Looms but the horror of the shade,

And yet the menace of the years

Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,

How charged with punishment the scroll,

I am the master of my fate;

I am the captain of my soul.

~ William Henley (1897) ~