About Dr. Jeff Fox – Executive Director
Dr. Fox served for 32 years in the field of public safety, 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 served as a field lieutenant with the VSP 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 VA Department of Transportation in the operations and security division.
Dr. Fox earned an AAS degree in police science from Germanna Community College, a BLS degree in criminal psychology and sociology from Mary Washington College, and a MS degree in criminal justice administration from VA Commonwealth University. He earned an MBA degree with a specialization in criminal justice and a PhD in business administration with a specialization in homeland security from Northcentral University. He is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute Administrative Officers Course and the VA Commonwealth Management Institute. He completed the VA State Police Basic Academy, Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy, and Military Police School. Also, he completed the National Institute of Ethics Instructors course. Dr. Fox's doctoral dissertation involved "Analyzing Leadership Styles of Incident Commanders".
Dr. Fox 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 & Emergency Preparedness and Criminal Justice Cohort Programs for VA Commonwealth University in Martinsville VA. Dr. Fox served as an Assistant Professor and Chair of the Public Safety Adult Degree Completion Programs (Bachelors) [Criminal Justice and Homeland Security & Emergency Management] for Bluefield College. While the assistant training officer for the VSP, Dr. Fox collaborated with the University of Virginia and together they created the National Criminal Justice Command College.
Dr. Fox spent 20 years instructing at various criminal justice academies in a plethora of criminal justice, instructor development, and leadership courses. He is a member of the Global Society of Homeland and National Security Professionals where he is a Certified Homeland Security Protection Associate IV. He was a member of the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute where he holds a Level 4 Homeland Security Certification and he served on their executive advisory board. He has completed the Federal Emergency Management Agency Professional Development Courses and was certified through the Virginia Department of Emergency Management as a trainer for incident command system training courses. 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. Dr. Fox has over 20 years of personnel, administrative, and program management experience.
Dr. Fox has taught over 750 criminal justice and homeland security/emergency preparedness courses, and management/leadership courses which include over 22,500 classroom hours. He has taught over 85 criminal justice topics in police academies, which include over 4,000 hours of classroom instruction. He has served on over 35 boards or committees relating to criminal justice, homeland security, or training issues. Dr. Fox was tasked with overseeing the implementation of NIMS compliance issues for two large state agencies totaling approximately 6,000 employees. He has also overseen the development of several large distance-learning programs. Dr. Fox served as chairperson and committee member for many doctoral students in the public service leadership discipline. During Jeff's public service career, he earned over 167 commendations, awards, and honors for enforcement and service work, public speaking and instructing, and his academic achievements.
Dr Fox’s Curriculum Vitae is available upon request.
About Mrs. Pam Fox - Business Manager
Mrs. Fox has over 25 years combined experience in office management, human resource management, public safety, marketing, and education. She holds a BS Degree in Behavioral Science from Bluefield College, an AAS Degree in Business Management from Blue Ridge Community College, and a Certificate in Supervision from Blue Ridge Community College.
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