Episodes

Elder Abuse: What we all need to know to protect the elderly and vulnerable adults

April 13, 2021

We should be doing more to protect the elderly and vulnerable adults. Join Dr. Jones as he discusses this very important topic with an expert who has a passion for bringing awareness to this topic and putting a stop to these terrible crimes. There are multiple ways our seniors are being taken ad…

School Safety

April 1, 2021

Dr. Jones discusses school safety with Sgt. Jeff Hicks, a retired school resource officer with 30 years of experience in the field. This episode includes information on school safety planning, security assessments, emergency planning, threat assessments, anonymous tip reporting, Handle With Care, …

Death is in the Air: An interview with expert forensic anthropologist and inventor, Dr. Arpad Vass

Nov. 17, 2020

Dr. Arpad Vass has worked some extremely high-profile cases, including the famous Casey Anthony investigation. He is a world-renowned forensic anthropologist as well as an inventor. Listen as Dr. Vass gives you a look inside his endeavors in locating both the alive and the dead. He'll tell you ab…

Sex offenders and the registry: What citizens and law enforcement officers need to know

Oct. 29, 2020

With Halloween just a few short days away, Dr. Jones sat down with sex offender registry expert, Dr. Paul Grady, to discuss what law enforcement officers and citizens need to know. Dr. Grady details some valuable resources citizens can use to enhance awareness of sex offenders in their respective …

Lt. Stacey Heatherly discusses women in law enforcement and opportunities within the TN High Way Patrol

Oct. 2, 2020

Dr. Jones interviews TN Highway Patrol Lt. Stacey Heatherly. She talks about the difficulties she experienced as a female wanting to enter into the law enforcement profession, and how she has risen in command within the THP. She also gives great insight into the many opportunities within the TN H…

Behavioral Health in Corrections

Sept. 24, 2020

Dr. Jones sits down with Behavioral Health Administrator Bob Garrett to discuss mental health issues in the prison system and what we're doing to combat it. Mr. Garrett has spent a significant amount of his career rehabilitating prisoners and trying to help them re-enter society and become product…

Police training from a training officer's point of view

Sept. 11, 2020

Dr. Jones sits down with Gallatin Police Department training officer, Sgt. Scottie King, to discuss the importance of law enforcement training as well as its complicated nature in today's society. Sgt. King gives insight into the critical role of a law enforcement training officer and all that the…

Domestic Violence Lethality Assessments

Aug. 12, 2020

In this episode, Dr. Jones discusses lethality assessments for domestic violence and how they can benefit both victims and law enforcement officers alike. Created by the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence, this assessment is specifically used for intimate partner abuse calls and has proven…

Recruiting, Retention, and Dealing With Problem Employees

July 15, 2020

Dr. Jones talks with Deputy Chief Don Green (Ret.), who was also the longest standing Executive Director of the Law Enforcement Innovation Center. Dr. Jones taps into Mr. Green's wealth of expertise to get his insight into trending issues on recruitment, retention, and problematic employees. They…

How an aspiring young man went straight from college student to forensic investigator

July 8, 2020

Dr. Jones speaks with, Amir Mitchell, a national forensic academy student who chronicles how he transitioned, almost immediately, from a college student to a forensic investigator. He is now attending one of the most prestigious forensic academies in the world. He describes how he used hard work …

The Body Farm: An inside look into the Outdoor Forensic Training Center (Part 1)

July 1, 2020

In this episode, Dr. Jones sits down with expert forensic anthropologist Dr. Murray Marks to discuss the University of Tennessee's outdoor forensic training center, better known as THE BODY FARM. Dr. Marks discusses the origins of this facility and its creator, the world-renown Dr. William Bass. …

Animal Cruelty: What you need to know about animal abuse and neglect

June 26, 2020

In this episode, Dr. Jones talks with Atlanta Animal Crimes Prosecutor Jessica Rock. She gives us insight into the horrors of animal abuse and just how prevalent it is in today's society. She discusses the pivotal roles law enforcement and community members play in recognizing, reporting, and resp…

Report writing for law enforcement: The importance of good documentation.

June 18, 2020

Does your department struggle with writing good police reports or affidavits? Do your officers copy and paste a police report narrative directly over to an affidavit? Do you know the necessary components of a good police report? In this episode, Lt. Sean Chambers and Lt. Steve Hammonds describe …

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

June 11, 2020

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…