Dr. Jeff Fox served for 27 years in the field of criminal justice, 21 of which were with the VA State Police (VSP). He began his 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 VDOT in the operations and security division.
Jeff 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 Employees Course and the VA Commonwealth Management Institute. Jeff completed the VA State Police Basic Academy, Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy, and Military Police School.
Jeff 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. Jeff 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. Jeff’s full-time job now is as public safety trainer/educator/consultant for his company called Fox - Public Safety Training, Educating, and Consulting, LLC. He has been an associate dean, program chair, program coordinator, associate and assistant professor, lecturer, and adjunct. He is a member of Global Society of Homeland and National Security Professionals – Certified Homeland Security Protection Associate IV. He served on the Executive Advisory Board for ABCHS. He was Certified a National Threat Analyst with ABCHS and a subject matter expert - violent non-state actors by Center for National Threat Assessment. He serves as the Homeland Security Program Director for a major university.
Jeff spent 20 years instructing over 4,000 hours at criminal justice academies in a variety of criminal justice, leadership, ethics, and instructor development courses. Jeff has taught 100s of academically based criminal justice and homeland security/emergency preparedness classes which included over 28,500 classroom hours. Jeff has spent over 24,500 hours instructing. He has taught over 85 criminal justice topics in police academies. Jeff has received over 167 commendations during his career in public service. These commendations range from criminal and traffic enforcement, major drug seizures, educational efforts, community service, crime prevention, traffic safety, to life saving attempts.
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