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Mike Wilkie

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Division of History, Government and Social Science
College of Arts and Science



  • DPA, Public Administration, Valdosta State University
  • MPA, Public Administration, Columbus State University
  • MCJ, Criminal Justice, University of South Carolina - Columbia
  • MMin, Ministry, Bob Jones University
  • BA, Bible, Bob Jones University


  • Constitutional Law (CJ 202)
  • Criminal Investigation (CJ 303)
  • Criminal Justice Administration (CJ 301)
  • Criminal Justice Ethics (CJ 310)
  • Criminal Law (CJ 201)
  • Critical Issues in Criminal Justice (CJ 404)
  • Juvenile Delinquency (CJ 203)
  • Probation & Parole (CJ 307)

About Mike

Mike Wilkie retired in the summer of 2012 as the chief of police for the City of Acworth, Georgia, near Atlanta.  He was appointed chief in December, 2002.  Prior to Acworth, he served as chief of police for the Towns of Springdale, South Carolina and Jonesville, South Carolina.  He began his law enforcement career in 1988.  A graduate of Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina, he holds a Master of Criminal Justice degree from the University of South Carolina and a Master of Public Administration degree from Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia.  In December, 2011, he received the Doctor of Public Administration degree from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia.  His dissertation topic was a study of police officer discipline in Georgia.  He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, 207th Session, and the Georgia Command College Program.

In Georgia, Dr. Wilkie served on the executive board of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police.  In 2010, his agency was recognized as the police agency of the year by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police.  In 2011, his agency was recognized as the police agency of the year by the Georgia Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates.  While in South Carolina, he served as the president of the South Carolina Police Chiefs Association. 

Dr. Wilkie has trained with the Israel State Police as a delegate of the 17th Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange, and in 2008 was a civilian law enforcement observer of the detention centers in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. 

Dr. Wilkie is an advocate of the Community Policing philosophy.  He has served on multiple law enforcement related panels on violent crime, elder abuse, and domestic terrorism.  He also served in the United States Army Reserve and in the Georgia State Defense Force.  He is a certified police instructor and a certified firearms instructor.

Dr. Wilkie and his wife, Sharon, have four children, all of whom were adopted from Russia. In August, 2012, the Wilkies moved to Greenville, South Carolina, where he serves as a full-time faculty member in the Department of Criminal Justice at Bob Jones University, his alma mater.