The Ultimate Devotional for First Responders and Those Who Serve Others
A Guide for Those Who Serve
About the Book
This devotional is designed for those who serve others. Service includes but is not limited to emergency management, emergency medical services, military personnel, firefighters, first responders, law enforcement, dispatchers / 911 operators, transportation workers, social services personnel, emergency volunteers, and the list goes on. These servants can be found at the local, state, and federal levels as well as private citizens, faith-based individuals, and organizations alike. There are many ways and terms used to describe those who serve others. For the purpose of this devotional, we will use the term “responder.” We often hear this term phrased as “first responder.” However, service to others goes beyond the first responder role. Likewise, it is appropriate to use the term “responder” since that is what you are doing. You are responding to the needs of others. You are also responding to God’s call. The devotional is designed to focus on those who serve others.
About the Author
Dr. Jeff Fox served for twenty-seven years in the field of criminal justice, twenty-one of which were with the Virginia State Police (VSP). He began his law enforcement career as a military policeman in the US 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 Virginia Department of Transportation 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 an MS degree in criminal justice administration from Virginia 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 Virginia Commonwealth Management Institute. Jeff completed the Virginia 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 and Emergency Preparedness and Criminal Justice Cohort Programs for Virginia Commonwealth University in Martinsville, Virginia. Jeff served as an assistant professor and chair of the Public Safety Adult Degree Completion Programs (Bachelors) (Criminal Justice and Homeland Security and 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 has taught homeland security, emergency management, and criminal justice courses for nine Christian colleges and universities over the past twenty years. Jeff spent twenty years instructing over four thousand hours at various criminal justice academies in a variety of criminal justice, leadership, ethics, and instructor development courses as a certified instructor. Jeff has taught hundreds of academically based criminal justice and homeland security/emergency preparedness classes, which included over 18,500 classroom hours. Jeff has spent over 22,500 hours instructing. He has taught over eighty-five 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 to major drug seizures, educational efforts, community service, crime prevention, traffic safety, and life-saving attempts. For more information about Jeff’s training, education, and consulting services through Fox Public Safety, LLC, contact him at https://www.fox-publicsafety.com/home.html or email@example.com.