Mike Schentrup

Mike Schentrup

Captain, Gainesville Police Department

Gainesville, FL

Captain Mike Schentrup is a Bureau Commander for the Gainesville (FL) Police Department, where he has worked for the last 23 years. The majority of his career has been spent in investigative units, including major case detective, gang and burglary unit sergeant, and ultimately the division commander for detectives. Captain Schentrup has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida in Sociology, with an emphasis on Criminal Justice and has recently attended both the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police and International Association of Chiefs of Police’s, Leadership in Police Organizations course. He has three previously published articles on sexual violence response, including “The Transformation of a Major Case Detective” (American Police Beat, 2017); “How to Sustain Sexual Assault Investigation Changes” (LawOfficer Online, 2018); and “Initial Officer Response to Sexual Violence” (Chief of Police Magazine, 2018). He presented at the 2018 End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) conference and the Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault 2019 annual conference on Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking. Captain Schentrup has taught for ten years in various investigative fields and is the owner/ lead trainer of Advanced Police Concepts, LLC (AdvancePoliceConcepts.com). In 2020, he started the APC Online Academy, to bring their investigative curriculum to those who could not travel due to coronavirus. Captain Schentrup is an accomplished online instructor. He is also an adjunct master instructor for law enforcement for the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence and is a member of their statewide policy group. In 2019, Captain Schentrup was invited to join EVAWI’s Cadre of Experts and assisted with content creation on training modules.

For more information about Mike Schentrup, visit advancedpoliceconcepts.com.

  • Assisting law enforcement agencies in developing a culture of trauma-informed response to sexual assault, through training, leadership development, and policy design.
  • Training in all investigative specialties, including homicide investigations, suspicious death, sexual assault, and interview and interrogation.
  • Speaking at live events and giving online presentations.