Dr. Jeff Fox, PhD

Dr. Jeff Fox served for 27 years in the field of criminal justice, 21 of which were with the VA State Police. He began my law enforcement career as a military policeman in the U. S. 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 officer where he managed the daily operations of the training academy. He also served as the statewide incident management program manager for the VA Department of Transportation in the operations and security division.

He earned an AAS degree in police science from Germanna Community College, a BLS degree in criminal psychology and sociology from Mary Washington College, and a MS degree in criminal justice administration from VA Commonwealth University. He earned an MBA degree with a specialization in criminal justice, and he earned a PhD in business administration with a specialization in homeland security from Northcentral University. He is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute Administrative Officers Course and the VA Commonwealth Management Institute. He completed the VA State Police Basic Academy, Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy, and Military Police School.

He has been teaching at various colleges and universities since 2001. He retired from state service as the Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor for the Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness and Criminal Justice Cohort Programs for VA Commonwealth University in Martinsville VA.  He served as an Assistant Professor and Chair of the Public Safety Adult Degree Completion Programs (Bachelors) [Criminal Justice and Homeland Security & Emergency Management] for a private college in Virginia. While the assistant training officer for the VSP he collaborated with the University of Virginia and together, they created the National Criminal Justice Command College (NCJCC). NCJCC is a college program modeled in the format of the FBI National Academy and the Southern Police Institute. He was Associate Dean of Public Safety Programs for Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) in the metropolitan region of Charlotte/Mecklenburg North Carolina.  Currently, he runs and owns a company as public safety trainer/consultant for my own little company called Fox – Public Safety, Training, Educating, and Consulting, LLC.

He spent 20 years instructing at various criminal justice academies in a plethora of criminal justice and leadership courses. He served on the executive advisory board for the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security. Also, was a Fellow (member) of the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute where he held a Level 4 Homeland Security Certification. As a practitioner, he was involved in the response and management of all types of events such as major disasters including floods, hurricanes, snow/ice storms, and the largest traffic crash in Virginia history. He has managed and responded to civil unrests, protests, a sniper attack, dignitary protection, special event planning, and many major crimes. He has investigated and or managed the investigation of every type of crime imaginable and dealt with a plethora of personnel matters.

He has been teaching at various colleges and universities since 2001.  Overall, he has taught well over 956 criminal justice and homeland security/emergency preparedness classes which included over 24,000 classroom hours.  Approximately eighty percent of these courses have been online.  He has taught over 85 criminal justice topics in police academies, which included over 4,000 hours of classroom instruction.  He has served on over 37 boards or committees relating to criminal justice, homeland security, or training issues. As a consultant he has written, built, and rebuilt many criminal justice and homeland security/emergency management courses. As a consultant, he has written policies and procedures for the Department of Criminal Justice Services in VA as well as the VA Center for Policing Innovation and developed training for the DOJ. He serves as Program Director for Homeland Security for another university.

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