Jeff began his law enforcement career with four years of military service. He then entered the civilian law enforcement profession at the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office where he stayed full-time for 15 years. Jeff had numerous assignments including patrol, street crimes, beach/marine unit, investigations, sex offender unit, and gang intelligence. During his time with the Sheriff’s Office Jeff also spent six years assigned as a Task Force Officer for the US Marshal’s Violent Fugitive Task Force based in Pensacola, FL. Jeff is now the Academy Director at Northwest Florida State College overseeing training for basic recruits as well as advanced courses for certified officers.
Jeff earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology from Troy University, a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Arizona State University and his PhD from Nova Southeastern University. Jeff is a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA). Jeff is a co-founder of Blue H.E.L.P. and co-author of The Price They Pay.