Criminology and Justice Studies

Nick Zingo

Nick Zingo
Office location:
Sierra Hall 164


MPA 1988 CSU Long Beach.

Areas of Interest:  Policing, Management and Leadership; Command and Control; Police Culture; Police Tactics; Internal Investigations (Police Misconduct); Vice Operations; Drug Recognition; Instructional Design, Training Delivery and Facilitation.

Professor Zingo teaches CJS 340 Ethics in Criminal Justice.

Nick Zingo enjoyed a career in law enforcement that spanned over forty-years, first with the Detroit Police Department, and then with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) where he retired as a police Captain.  Nick has been involved with law enforcement training for over thirty-years, beginning as an instructor in the Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) program, and then transitioning to the West Point Leadership Program (now known as the LAPD Leadership Program) where he taught command officers from the LAPD, and other police agencies throughout the state of California.  As a result of his involvement in the infamous North Hollywood Bank of America shootout, Nick traveled the country giving presentations to all levels of law enforcement, from local to the federal level. 

Nick has attended instructor schools provided by the LAPD, the Department of Justice, the UCLA Extension program, and received the State of California Lifetime Teaching Credential. Nick also successfully completed the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Fellowship Program, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy. 

Nick has been awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Detroit-Mercy, and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from the California State University of Long Beach.  Prior to joining the Department of Criminology and Justice Studies department at CSUN, Nick taught criminal justice at Long Beach City College and Los Angeles City College, and also teaches at Moorpark College.  In 2015, Nick completed the State of California Peace Officer & Standard's (POST) Master Instructor Certification (MICC) program, and is a State of California Master Instructor and course designer.