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International Fellows

International Fellows at the Police Foundation are current or retired executive-level members of criminal justice organizations outside the United States whose knowledge, experience and skills help advance the Foundation’s mission. They serve as the Foundation’s international representatives on policing issues. International Fellows work on specific projects, represent the Foundation in meetings and conferences, and develop substantive thought pieces about the pressing issues facing policing in an international context. They serve for terms determined by the Foundation’s president.

Executive-level individuals interested in becoming an International Fellow should e-mail a brief statement of interest outlining their experience and skills at advancing policing and a copy of their resume directly to the Foundation President using the contact form.

Current International Fellows

Tao (Tom) Xu is professor of law and vice dean of the law department at Zhejiang (China) Police College, director of the Center for Policing Theory, and director of the Center for Transnational Crime, Zhejiang, China. He is the editor of the Journal of Public Security Science (China). He received his B.A. in law from Ningbo University (China) and his M.A. in law from Zhejiang University (China). Currently, he is pursuing his Ph.D. in law at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Min-Hwan Shin, also known as Patrick, is a lecturer in the public security department for the Police Training Institute (PTI) in the Republic of Korea. He teaches field officers advanced level knowledge and to conduct research on police-related problems.

Shin previously worked in a number of police stations and police agencies as a director of the public security division, a Police troop commander, a litigation officer, and a liaison officer for Interpol (NCB) in Seoul.

During his time in the United States, Shin intends to research how U.S.