Shawn Eastman


Shawn Eastman is a Sergeant with the Gaithersburg Police Department in Maryland. He currently supervises the Street Crimes Unit and has been a law enforcement officer in Maryland since 1997. He has served in patrol, investigations and in plainclothes capacities. He is a certified firearms, physical fitness and CPR instructor, has earned a certificate in Force Science, is a certified UFED examiner and possesses an advanced certification in Voice Stress Analysis. Shawn completed his Master of Arts degree in Human Sciences from Hood College. Shawn has served as an adjunct professor since 2007 and was awarded the Kendall Service Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2014. 

Areas of Interest:
  • Gang, criminal, internal and narcotic investigations. Criminal law, constitutional law and criminal procedure. Use of force (Force Science), recruitment and retention of public safety professionals and ethics.
  • MA
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
CCJS498F Selected Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Recruitment and Retention of Public Safety Professionals Spring 2018 Syllabus
  • Shawn Eastman
Univ @ Shady Grove, 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, MD 20850
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Phone: (301) 738-6031