Organization Development and Leadership

Jim Gestwicki

Affiliate Faculty 
Organization Development and Leadership


Jim Gestwicki has over 20 years of experience teaching adults on the job and in the classroom.  He is an affiliate professor with the Organizational Development and Leadership graduate program at Saint Joseph’s University.  Mr. Gestwicki is also an adjunct instructor at Wilmington University where he teaches in the graduate Administration of Justice program.

Mr. Gestwicki obtained a Master of Science degree in Organizational Development from Saint Joseph’s University in 2005.  He holds numerous Federal instructor certifications including those from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the Incident Command System where he is also a certified Operations Section Chief.  Mr. Gestwicki is a court certified expert in vehicle collision re-construction, emergency vehicle operations, and latent fingerprint comparison. In addition, Mr. Gestwicki is a certified Master Instructor for the State of Delaware.

Mr. Gestwicki has been a police officer with the City of Wilmington since 1984. Currently, he holds the rank of Master Sergeant and is assigned to the Human Resource Division as the department’s Training and Academy Sergeant.  As the Training and Academy Sergeant, Mr. Gestwicki is responsible for the design of recruitment initiatives to hire new police officers, the administration and direction of the Wilmington Police Training Academy, and provide ongoing training for current police officers.

Mr. Gestwicki is also an active board member of the Wilmington Police and Fire Federal Credit Union, where he previously served as president.