Richard Hough

Dr. Richard Hough Sr.

Phone: (850) 857–6413
Office: Bldg 85, Rm. 149

Regularly Taught Classes

Police in a Free Society
Cold Case Investigation
Criminal Justice Administration
Juvenile Justice
Crime and Public Policy
Criminal Investigation
Punishment & Society
Private Security

Research Interests

  • Use of Force by Criminal Justice personnel
  • Juvenile detention practices in the U.S.
  • Homicide and its investigation

Activities and Service

  • Faculty Senate, Chair Planning and Special Issues Committee
  • Consultant, Criminal Justice Practices
  • Regional Law Enforcement Academy, primary instructor for gangs and contemporary police practices
  • Secretary, Board of Directors, Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council 
  • Past President, FavorHouse Domestic Violence Shelters
  • Past President, Navy League of Santa Rosa County
  • Past President, Kiwanis Club of Pace

Awards, Accolades

  • Educator of the Year, 2013, Community Service and Partnerships, Colorado Technical University
  • Distinguished Service Award, FavorHouse of NW Florida, 2011
  • Outstanding Citizen Diplomat of the Year, Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council 2009-2010
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, University of West Florida, 2009
  • Profiled in two CJ texts published in 2007-08
  • Law Enforcement Commendation Medal, S.A.R., 1997
  • Leadership Santa Rosa, 1996
  • The Bradenton Herald “Rose” Award, for community work, 1989
  • Leadership Manatee, 1988
  • Deputy of the Month, Manatee Sheriff’s Office, for saving the life of a fellow officer, 1986
  • Officer of the Year, Longboat Key Police Department,1985

Richard Hough Sr. Full CV