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Christopher Wydra


Christopher Wydra is a recently retired police officer/detective with 20 years of professional police experience in law enforcement and investigations with the City of Pittsburgh Police Department. He has investigative experience in narcotics, vice, homicide, and audio-video electronic surveillance. He is Pennsylvania state certified in wiretaps, and is a certified experts witness for the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office in narcotics. In addition he has training in interview and interrogation techniques. As an investigator, he was involved in numerous undercover operations. While working in an undercover capacity, he infiltrated drug associations. He was deputized by FBI, DEA, and ATF to work as an operative on multi-jurisdictional cases.

Prior to his law enforcement career, he served in the United States Marine Corps and participated in Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield.

He is a graduate of Point Park University and Duquesne University.  

Christopher has conducted numerous presentations for diverse Pittsburgh communities, non-profit organizations, Allegheny County Youth and Children Service, Allegheny County Probation, and Universities in the Pittsburgh area on narcotics awareness, investigations, and criminal procedures.

He is an active member on criminal justice and cyber security advisory boards, and has given instruction on incident response and disaster recovery and cyber-security.

Christopher’s research is based on the evolution of criminal procedures with the impact of cyber-crime, and has several journal articles published on the future of policing and technology.   

Academic Department(s)

  • Department of Criminal Justice

Academic Program(s)

  • B.S. Criminal Justice