Darrel Schenck, M.S.

Darrel SchenckAdjunct Faculty

Criminology & Criminal Justice




M.A., Criminal Justice, University of Portland
B.A., Sociology, University of Oregon

Darrel Schenck has been an adjunct instructor for the PSU Criminology and Criminal Justice Office since 2004. His background is in law enforcement, locally with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and the Portland Police Bureau for a total of 29 years. Working up through the ranks, he spent his last few years with PPB as captain of the Internal Affairs Division responsible for investigating officer misconduct complaints, managing internal and external police oversight responsibilities, and investigating officer involved shootings. After retiring, he worked for a local security company in downtown Portland as their chief operations manager.


Darrel usually teaches the following courses (subject to change):

CCJ 350U Ethical Leadership in Criminal Justice (campus program)
CCJ 230 Policing in America (campus program)

Students in Darrels’ prior classes note the following about his teaching: 

“Professor Schenk was extremely thorough in his feedback and provided valuable information after reviewing each student’s thoughts without bias. I thoroughly appreciated having been able to participate in his ethics and leadership class.”


“Darrel's experience in the field adds another element to his teaching because he always relates lectures to real life examples or experiences.”


“I loved the topic of the class he taught (Ethical Leadership in CJ)! He was so well organized that I knew from day one exactly what was expected of me. This is so import for the online setting. Things can go awry quickly if professors are not prepared. I felt Professor Schenck made good use of all the online tools, and for that reason made the class a pleasure. I didn’t want it to end!”