Wendy Stiver graduated with her BA in Sociology in 2006. She currently serves as a Lieutenant in the Dayton Police Department and is the Night Watch Commander for the East Patrol Division. Lieutenant Stiver was honored with the Award of Merit in 2001, and was also recognized as Officer of the Month in October of 2004. She has received numerous letters of commendation for her outstanding work with the Dayton Police Department and was recently appointed as the Department’s liaison to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender community.
As a daughter of career Air Force father, Wendy lived in Germany and many locations across the U.S. until settling in Dayton. A 1990 graduate of Berlin American High School in Berlin, Germany, Wendy served in the Army as part of the Military Police Corps. A convert to both Wright State and sociology, she began her academic pursuits at Ohio State University as an engineering major. She came to Wright State in 1997 and after a few elective sociology classes, she was hooked. Wendy worked part time as a dispatcher for the Fairborn Police Department to support herself through school and was hired by the City of Dayton as a police officer in 1999. She returned to Wright State in 2005 to complete her Bachelor’s degree. Lt. Stiver feels her degree in Sociology has been central to her success as a supervisor and has found the focus on critical analysis, writing, and statistics emphasized by the major to be particularly beneficial.