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WATERBURY, CT (March 14, 2022) – Post University has named Amanda Nardozzi as director of the Police Recertification Program for the School of Continuing Education. Nardozzi previously served as the associate program chair of Criminal Justice and brings more than 20 years of law enforcement experience to her new position.

Post’s Police Recertification Program offers online skills training and recertification resources for local police departments and individual officers. As director of the program, Nardozzi will be responsible for overseeing the development of the curriculum for the program’s asynchronous online courses. Currently, there are 18 courses in the program. Additional courses are launching in near future, so the program will have more than two dozen courses for officers.

“Amanda has an impressive and storied background in law enforcement, and provides a deep breadth of knowledge and nuance to our program.” said Dawn Sherman, Ed.D, Director of the School of Continuing Education at Post University. “Her training and background make her well qualified for the position.  As an alumna of Post University and former associate program chair in Post’s John P. Burke School of Public Service and Education, I am thrilled to have her at the helm the program.”

Throughout her career, Nardozzi worked in a variety of law enforcement roles across the state, starting as a correctional officer and eventually retiring as Detective Sergeant of Youth and Special Investigations for the Naugatuck Police Department. Currently, she serves as a Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) Certified Instructor for the State of Connecticut, and is a regular presenter at industry symposiums, panels and training sessions.

A Waterbury native, Nardozzi is heavily involved in the community and serves as commissioner for the City of Waterbury’s Board of Education. She also sits on the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Waterbury and the Board of Directors for Jane Doe No More.

Nardozzi earned her PhD in Psychology from Walden University, Master of Science in Forensic Psychology from Nova Southeastern University, and bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Post University.

Post University’s Police Recertification Program allows officers to take courses virtually in just a few hours, saving law enforcement departments time and money. Each one- to two-hour course covers current issues in law enforcement, such as cultural diversity, conflict management, gangs and gang violence, and managing juvenile cases.  To learn more about Post University’s Police Recertification Program, visit:
https://post.edu/academics/continuing-education/police-recertification/.