Thomas Edmonds

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Thomas Edmonds
Faculty Specialist in Law
(269) 387-5728
(269) 387-5836
3234 Schneider Hall, Mail Stop 5420
Mailing address: 
Finance and Commercial Law
Haworth College of Business
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5420 USA
  • J.D., Wayne State University
  • B.B.A., Western Michigan University
  • Police Academy
  • Air Command and Staff College
  • Air War College
Teaching interests: 
  • Legal environment
  • Criminal law and procedure

Thomas Edmonds teaches Law 3800: legal environment and Law 3840: criminal law and procedure. He began his teaching career at WMU as an adjunct professor in 1976, and taught in every fall and spring semester until he joined the full time faculty in the spring semester of 2004. He is the co-author of the police resource book, "Michigan Criminal Law and Procedure".

Before joining the Haworth College of Business full time faculty, Edmonds served 28 years in law enforcement, the last 20 as the elected sheriff of Kalamazoo County. He is a past president of the Michigan Sheriffs’ Association, and served by gubernatorial appointment on the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards, the State Community Corrections Board and the State Polygraph Examiners’’ Board.

In October 2004, Edmonds retired from the Michigan Air National Guard at the rank of brigadier general. He is a veteran of active military service in Germany and Vietnam.