Captain Edward E. Pallas, Ed.D.

Montgomery County Police Department


Edward Pallas has been a police officer with the Montgomery County Department of Police, in Maryland, for 21 years. He is currently the Director of the Training and Education Division. 

Edward is a team leader for his department’s Hostage Negotiation Team. He has served as a Hostage Negotiator for the last 14 years and is a Hostage Negotiation School instructor. He has attended numerous training events in crisis and hostage communication.

Edward is a certified International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Master Instructor in both the Leadership in Police Organizations (LPO) program and the Iraqi Police Education Program (IPEP). He has taught various leadership topics to police officers from Canada, Iraq, Armenia, and across the United States. His certifications also include the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Emotional Intelligence EQ-i and EQ 360 instruments.

He earned his Bachelors of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1992. In May of 2011, he earned his Master of Science in Management degree, specializing in applied behavioral science and leadership, from Johns Hopkins University. He graduated from Wilmington University in March of 2016, with his Doctorate in Organizational Leadership and Innovation.  



  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Organizational Leadership and Innovation
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Applied Behavioral Science
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
CCJS330 Contemporary Criminological Issues Fall 2023 Syllabus
CCJS318E Special Topics in Criminology & Criminal Justice; The Hostage Negotiator: Crisis Communication Skills Fall 2022 Syllabus
Edward Pallas
Univ @ Shady Grove, 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, MD 20850
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
edward.pallas [at]
Office Hours
By appointment