Linda Forst

Linda Forst
Job Title:
Criminal Justice
Social Sciences

Fall office hours: Mon - Thurs 0900-1015 by email

Classes taught: CJ 238, CJ 249, CJ 290, CJ 297, CJ 298, CJ 299, CJ& 101, CJ& 106

Employee Bio

Linda Forst is a retired Captain from Boca Raton (FL) Police Services Department. She worked in patrol, investigations (crimes against person investigator), training, recruiting and hiring, internal affairs and support services. Most of her career was spent in patrol including 3 years as Commander of 100 personnel included patrol, special ops, traffic, marine patrol, K-9, and tactical operations.  Captain Forst worked with a State Legislator to update the Sexual Battery Statute and to write Florida's Stalking Law in 1992.  She served on the Board of Directors of the Domestic Violence Shelter in Palm Beach County.  In 1994, she was awarded the “outstanding Community Service” by the community.  Dr. Forst is a member of ACJS, IAWP, NAWLEE, IACP and WASPC.  She spends her time competing in triathlons, and running and cycling events. She is the author of many articles, and policing textbooks and wrote her dissertation on acquaintance rape.

Education & Training

B.A.A., M.Ed., Ed.D., Florida Atlantic University