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Criminal Justice, Fire Science

Erik Burks, M.S.
Adjunct Professor

He has a Master's of Science Degree from California State University Long Beach in Emergency Services with a specialization in Emergency Management and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Chapman University in Orange, California.

Erik Burks first entered public service in 1986, when he joined the United States Marine Corps at 17 as a Field Radio Operator. In 1992, he returned to his hometown and became a Long Beach Police Officer and later a Police Sergeant. Becoming a Military Police Officer in the Marine Corps Reserve in 1997, he left municipal law enforcement in 2006 and returned to Active Duty with the Military Police as a Master Sergeant at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, in San Diego California. In October of 2009 was promoted to Master Gunnery Sergeant E-9 and was re-assigned as the senior enlisted member with I MEF at Camp Pendleton California and deployed to Camp Dwyer Afghanistan as the Provost Marshal, and is now back with I MEF at Camp Pendleton. His previous teaching assignments were as a Police Field Training Officer and Police Academy Instructor. His current assignment is the Training Chief for the Military Police. His current teaching assignments include introduction to administration of justice, criminal procedure, the legal aspect of evidence, criminal investigation, and terrorism awareness.