Dr. Jeff Fox served for 27 years in the field of criminal justice, 21 of which were with the VA State Police. 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 also served as the statewide incident management program manager for the VA Department of Transportation in the operations and security division. He retired as the Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor for the Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness and Criminal Justice Cohort Programs for VA Commonwealth University. During the last 20 years he has taught over four hundred college level courses. He is now a public safety trainer, educator, and consultant for his company called Fox – Public Safety Training, Educating, and Consulting, LLC.
Dr Jeff earned a master’s degree in criminal justice administration from VA Commonwealth University. He earned a MBA degree with a specialization in criminal justice, and a PhD in business administration with a specialization in homeland security from Northcentral University. 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 also managed and responded to civil unrests, protests, a sniper attack, dignitary protection, special event planning, and many major crimes.
He teaches numerous courses at the university level dealing with risk and vulnerability assessment along with mitigation strategies. Dr. Fox has been involved with risk assessments since before 9/11. He is a Fellow with the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security and serves on their executive advisory board.