June 11, 2020

An introduction to Dr. Chris Jones and the Law Enforcement Innovation Center

An introduction to Dr. Chris Jones and the Law Enforcement Innovation Center

In this introductory episode, Dr. Chris Jones explains his goals for the podcast, what the law enforcement innovation center is, and he talks a little bit about his background, including some of his education and work experience.  He also shares his personal story of dealing with and overcoming the tragic loss of his son Titus, while also serving his community as a police officer.  Ultimately, this podcast was created to be a resource for both law enforcement officers and the communities they serve.  His plan is to feature a very diverse group of people so that we may better understand and learn from different experiences and areas of expertise.  Dr. Jones discusses his vision of the podcast with having law enforcement professionals, victim advocates, social workers, victims, community members, and even those that have committed crimes in the past on his show.  About LEIC.  The law enforcement innovation center (LEIC) is a premier training organization for law enforcement officers at every level.  This includes Police Officers, Sheriff's Deputies, State Agents, Federal Agents, and anyone that may be loosely affiliated with the aforementioned. One of their most recognized training programs is the National Forensic Academy, most identified by their use of the Outdoor Forensic Training Center or what many refer to as "The Body Farm." This program is an intense 10-week in-residence training course that covers a wide variety of topics including but not limited to bloodstain pattern analysis, clandestine grave recovery, latent prints, crime scene photography, crime scene mapping, and many others.  LEIC offers a wide variety of supervisory level courses to include a comprehensive tiered leadership program with the capstone of that program being the Southeastern Leadership Academy (SELA).  Also offered, are specialized courses in school safety, crime prevention, de-escalation, active shooter response, emergency management, security assessments, and more.  LEIC also offers consulting services for organizations in security assessments, threat assessments, and active shooters, and workplace violence planning.  For more information about LEIC or Dr. Jones, visit their website at LEIC.Tennessee.Edu.