PHI Instructor Biography:
Dr. Richard H. Walton, Ed. D

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Richard Walton has over thirty-five years of law enforcement experience. He served with the Humboldt County, California, Sheriff’s Department for sixteen years during which time he earned his Master’s Degree in Education in 1978. In 1987 he was promoted to District Attorney Investigator with the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office where he gained extensive experience and expertise in homicide, arson, white-collar crime and fraud investigations.

The California Attorney General and the California District Attorney Investigator’s Association have recognized Richard Walton for his works. Over the last 20 years, Richard has presented information on “Cold Case” homicide investigation. He has presented this topic to a number of law enforcement venues, including the FBI National Academy, The American Academy of Forensic Sciences, California Criminalists Institute and the Vidocq Society.

Dr. Walton received his Doctor of Education degree from the University of San Francisco in 2005 and is the author of Cold Case Homicide: Practical Investigative Techniques, CRC Press, LLC published in 2006 which is part of the Geberth Series “Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations.”

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