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Misty Bean joined the LEIC in 2008 as an Accounting Assistant to provide fiscal support for the center’s staff. She is responsible for all accounting duties related to the National Forensic Science Institute grants and its accounts receivable records, as well as the Regional Community Policing Institute (RCPI) grants involved with law enforcement and community training services. Bean began her career at the University of Tennessee in October 2003 in Mail Services as a Senior Postal Clerk. Her duties there included mail sorting and delivery and processing of incoming and outgoing mail. She transferred to Graphic Arts Service in July 2005 as a Work Order Coordinator. Her duties there included entering job specifications and assisting customers with various printing decisions.

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Greg Coker Joined UT’s Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC) team in April 2016 as a Training Coordinator for the numerous courses facilitated and conducted by the LEIC. Greg came to LEIC after a 26 year career with the Knoxville Police Department where he retired as a Lieutenant. During his police career, he served in the Criminal Investigations Division, the Patrol Division, and the Support Services Division. His leadership positions included assignments with supervisory responsibility over Patrol squads, Records, Crime Analysis, Technical Services, and the Organized Crime/Narcotics Unit. He served on special teams including the Special Operations Squad, the Search and Rescue Team, and the Mobile Field Force. Greg served on the Governor’s Counter Terrorism task force and taught in the area of Homeland Security. Greg also served as the department’s Primary Defensive Tactics Instructor and was a firearms instructor assisting with those curriculums at the Knoxville Police Department’s Training Academy. Prior to beginning work with the police department in 1990, Greg served three years on active duty in the United States Army in the Military Police Corps. Continuing on to 26 years of combined service in the Army Reserve and National Guard, Greg also worked as a Nuclear/Biological/Chemical Specialist, a Civil Affairs Specialist, and a Cavalry Scout. Greg is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute’s Administrative Officer’s Course. He holds a masters in Criminal Justice from the University of Louisville. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Bethel University.

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Amy Hall joined LEIC in January 2017. Prior to working at LEIC, she handled accounting for a local construction company; and she served as an administrative assistant for an engineering firm. While in college, she completed an internship at Lockheed Martin at the ORNL (X-10) facility in the Central Management Division. After graduation, she worked as an administrative assistant at ORNL (X-10) in the waste management remedial action division. Amy received an associate’s degree in applied science in the office system technology field from Pellissippi State Technical Community College.  Amy was award LEIC's "Employee of the Year" in 2017.

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Dr. Chris Jones is a training specialist at LEIC and oversees various courses and grants, including the U.S. Department of State’s international weapons of mass destruction segments as well as the TN Office of Criminal Justice Program's STOP domestic violence initiative. Dr. Jones serves as an instructor for several of LEIC’s classes, including topics on security and vulnerability, domestic violence, leadership, emergency management, active shooter response, crime prevention, and school resource officers to name a few. He has also taught internationally on chemical and biological weapons response. Prior to joining LEIC, he was an officer for the Kingsport Police Department. He has also worked as a supervisor in the alternative energy field, building various wind energy sites in many regions across the country and internationally. Dr. Jones is certified through the American Crime Prevention Institute as a Crime Prevention Specialist and a Security Assessment Specialist. He is also a Certified Practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator instrument (MBTI). Chris earned his Doctor of Education in leadership and professional practice from Trevecca Nazarene University. He has an MBA from King University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from East Tennessee State University, and an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science from Northeast State Community College. He is the Vice-chair of the Smoky Mountain Chapter of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS International) and also a member of the National Crime Prevention Council and National Association of School Resource Officers. Dr. Jones also serves on the TN Department of Education's law, public safety, corrections and security industry advisory council.

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Jeff Lindsey joined UT’s Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC) Team in January 2016 as the Program Manager. In the Program Manager’s role he is responsible for ensuring all of the LEIC’s offerings, to include the National Forensic Academy, leadership, and specialty courses, are highly effective and relevant to the needs of law enforcement practitioners. Lindsey came to the LEIC after a 26 year career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. During his FBI career, he served in a variety of investigative, tactical, training, senior leadership, and program/project management assignments in the field, as well as within headquarters entities. He had been an active FBI-certified instructor in several areas throughout his career since 1990. Of note, Lindsey served as a Supervisor, Instructor, and Program Manager in the FBI Academy’s Physical Training and Firearms Training Units and the Leadership Development Institute. Prior to entering on duty with the FBI in 1989, Lindsey served as a Deputy Sheriff with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and as an Airborne-Ranger qualified Military Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Army. In addition to being a graduate of several FBI leadership and executive development courses, Lindsey is a graduate of the U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff residence course and the U.S. Army War College Defense Strategy Course. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Carson – Newman College, a Master of Military Studies Degree from the Marine Corps University, and a Doctor of Philosophy of Education with a specialization in Organizational Leadership from Northcentral University. His dissertation research focused on the leadership development needs of rising law enforcement leaders.

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Emily Miller is a Curriculum Specialist with the LEIC. She joined the LEIC in June 2008. Miller hails from Chicago, Illinois and after completing her bachelor’s degree at DePaul University she relocated to south Florida. Emily worked for the national leadership organization LeadAmerica as a Program Coordinator and Leadership Specialist. Miller co-developed LeadAmerica’s college-accredited personal development curriculum and facilitated experiential learning workshops to over 4,000 high school and college-aged students throughout the United States. During her graduate studies she acted as a Coordinator to the Women & Politics Institute's International Women as Leaders program at American University. Emily is responsible for collaborating with LEIC's subject matter experts and criminal justice practitioners to create and develop innovative law enforcement training. She conducts needs assessments, job task analysis, and curriculum validations to ensure what is being taught is meeting the needs of law enforcement. Emily also serves as LEIC's grant writer, and has written numerous award winning proposals. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from DePaul University in Secondary Education and English, and a master’s degree in International Training and Education from American University in Washington, DC. Emily is a certified Curriculum Developer by ATD.

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Rick Scarbrough became the Executive Director for the LEIC on August 1, 2018. He joined LEIC from Clinton Police Department, having served there for since 1995, the last 16 years as their Chief of Police. He also served with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department for 6 years. Prior to coming to LEIC as the Executive Director, he served as a subject matter expert in the areas of leadership, community policing, capital budgeting and domestic violence. Before his appointment as Chief of Police, his assignments included patrol, investigations, corrections, community policing, swat, grant writing and also served as the E-911 Director. He holds a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Arts in Organizational Management from Tusculum College. He is a graduate of the 197th session of the FBI National Academy and the College of Policing Senior Leadership Seminar held in Manchester, England. He has served on the Executive Board of the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police, the Board of Directors of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Finance Review Committee of the IACP.

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Tim Schade Joined UT’s Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC) Team in August of 2017 as a Training Specialist with emphasis on the numerous courses facilitated and conducted by the LEIC and the National Forensic Academy (NFA). Tim came to LEIC with over 28 years of crime scene and forensic experience with the Knoxville Police Department. He is a Certified Latent Print Examiner through the IAI and has testified in numerous courts at various levels. He has also served on the Search and Rescue Team. Tim has performed training for the Knoxville Police Academy and the Citizens Police Academy. He has also been a trainer for the NFA since 2001, taught DNA classes and train the trainer classes for DNA training. He also taught classes for LEIC in Forensic Applications to Bio-Terrorism, Forensic Training for the U.S. Air Force, Forensic Applications in Corrections, Crime Scene Management and Operations, Forensic Applications to Domestic Violence and Campus Sexual Assault, Forensic Photography, Latent Print Identification, and Latent Print Development. Tim has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from San Diego State University, a Bachelor of Art Degree in Political Science from the University of Tennessee, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration also from the University of Tennessee. Tim received the LEIC "Employee of the Year" award in 2018.

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Sharon Sexton joined the University of Tennessee Law Enforcement Innovation Center in March 2016 and works as the Administrative Specialist, supporting the Training Specialists. Prior to LEIC, Sharon worked as a subcontractor for the Department of Energy at the former K-25 Gaseous Diffusion Plant and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Sharon worked with the waste management division at DOE as an information specialist, and was responsible for processing and maintaining the transportation records associated with hazardous and radioactive waste shipments.  She received her Associate of Applied Science degree from Pellissippi State Community College in 1993. Sharon was awarded LEIC's "Employee of the Year" in 2016 and the IPS "Beacon Award" in 2018.


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