Dr. Jeff Fox, PhD

Dr. Jeff Fox served for 27 years in the field of criminal justice, 21 of which were with the Virginia State Police. He began his law enforcement career as a military policeman in the Army and served as a town police officer, trooper, sergeant, first sergeant, and lieutenant. He served as a field lieutenant with the state police and served as the assistant training director. He also served as the statewide incident management program manager for the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Jeff earned a master’s degree in criminal justice administration and an MBA degree with specialization in criminal justice. He earned a PhD in business administration with specialization in homeland security. He is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute Administrative Officers Course and the Virginia Commonwealth Management Institute. Jeff completed the Virginia State Police Academy, a Regional Criminal Justice Academy, and Military Police School.

Jeff has been teaching at various colleges and universities since 2001. He retired as the program coordinator and assistant professor for the Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and Criminal Justice Cohort Programs for Virginia Commonwealth University. Jeff served as an assistant professor and chair of the Public Safety Adult Degree Completion Programs for a private college in Virginia. Jeff’s full-time job now is as public safety trainer/educator/consultant for his company called Fox – Public Safety Training, Educating, and Consulting. He has also written several books on the field of Criminal Justice including The Ultimate Guide to Excellent Teaching and Training – Face-to-Face and Online, The Ultimate Guide to Being a Great Police Officer, and The Ultimate Guide to Excellent Public Service Leadership and Management.

Jeff has spent 20 years instructing at various criminal justice academies in a variety of criminal justice, leadership, ethics, and instructor development courses. Jeff has taught hundreds of academically based criminal justice and homeland security/emergency preparedness classes. Jeff has spent over 22,000 hours instructing. He has received over 167 commendations during his career in public service. These commendations range from criminal and traffic enforcement, educational efforts, community service, crime prevention, and traffic safety to lifesaving attempts.

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