Dr. Alexander is in his 44th year with the Hagerstown Maryland Police Department. He has been assigned to patrol, a supervisor in records and communications, a member of the special response team, planning and research, internal affairs, and the research and grants administrator over his career. He is currently a Police Captain in charge of Operations which includes Uniform Patrol, Criminal Investigation, and Special Operations. Outside interests include Tae Kwon Do, where he holds a 1st degree black belt, stick fighting, tai chi, and road cycling; especially the Tour de France.  Dr. Alexander is a Terp 4 Life!

Areas of Interest

  • Homicide clearances, racial disparity within the criminal justice system, and evidence-based policing practices.


  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    University of Maryland College Park, Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Shippensburg University, Criminal Justice
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Hood College, Psychology
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    University of Baltimore, Criminal Justice
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
CCJS300 Criminological and Criminal Justice Research Methods Spring 2019 Syllabus
Thomas Alexander
Univ @ Shady Grove, 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, MD 20850
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
talexand [at] umd.edu