Shahram Fard

Shahram Fard

Shahram Fard

Adjunct Faculty

Shahram Fard is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Criminology, Law, and Society. He currently serves as a Police Commander in the City of Alexandria, Virginia, and is assigned to the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy as the Deputy Director of Basic Training Programs. During his 25-year law enforcement career, Mr. Fard has served in a variety of front-line and leadership assignments in patrol, canine, special operations, community policing, vice-narcotics, internal investigations, emergency and crisis management, civil disturbance, and as a local and state legislative liaison.

Mr. Fard currently serves as a term-appointed member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police's (IACP) Police Administration Committee and The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, as well as an invited member of the IACP Policy Center Workgroups on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct, Police Facilities Planning, Bias-Free Policing, Pregnancy, Technology, and Police Training Facilities.

Mr. Fard is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (Session 262), Police Executive Research Forum's Senior Management Institute for Police (Session 70), and the DEA Drug Unit Commanders Academy (Session 72).

Selected Publications

Grants and Fellowships

Visiting Executive Law Enforcement Fellow - International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)

Courses Taught

CRIM 425 - Criminal Justice Management 


M.S. (Organizational Leadership), Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
B.S. (Organizational Leadership), Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Certificate (Criminal Justice Education), University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
C.P.M. (Certified Public Manager), George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Recent Presentations

June 2019 - Pigeon Forge, TN - National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) Conference – “Facilitating conversations between law enforcement and students” 

October 2018 - Orlando, FL - International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference - Overview of IACP’s International Education and Leadership Services.

April 2018 - São Paulo, Brazil - International Traffic Safety Conference "Implementation of Vision Zero Traffic Safety Plan in Alexandria, VA"