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ALEX TOTH, M.S.

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Alex Toth is currently a Ph.D. Presidential Fellow in the University of South Florida’s Department of Criminology and holds a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Law Enforcement/Crime Prevention from the University of Cincinnati.  He is a thirty-year law enforcement veteran having served as a U.S. Army Criminal Investigator, an Orlando Police Department Officer/Detective, and a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent.  In the U.S. Army his main area of investigative expertise was child abuse crimes, and he was a member of the Special Reaction Team.  In the Orlando Police Department he worked in the patrol division, and the Special Victims Unit.  Additionally, he was a member of the Emergency Response Team and the Honor Guard.  During his DEA career he served in Florida, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Washington D.C., Bolivia, and Brazil.  When he retired from law enforcement in August of 2015, he was the DEA’s Assistant Director for and senior DEA Special Agent in Charge of enforcement operations in Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina, and Chile.  He has developed/delivered several educational courses for various domestic and foreign law enforcement agencies.  He has also been a lecturer at the University of Central Florida and the University of South Florida.  He is a member of the Former Federal Narcotics Officers Association, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society, the American Society of Criminology, and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.