Staff

STAFF

Rick Scarbrough : Executive Director

Rick Scarbrough

Executive Director

865.946.3221 | 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
rick.scarbrough@tennessee.edu

Rick Scarbrough became the Executive Director of LEIC in August 2018. He joined LEIC after serving with the Clinton Police Department since 1995, with the last 16 years as Chief of Police. He also served with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office for 6 years. Prior to coming to LEIC, Rick served as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the areas of leadership, community policing, capital budgeting and domestic violence.

Before his appointment as Chief of Police, Rick held assignments in patrol, investigations, corrections, community policing, SWAT, grant writing and served as the E-911 Director. He holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master's in Organizational Management from Tusculum College. He is a graduate of the 197th session of the FBI National Academy and attended the College of Policing Senior Leadership Seminar held in Manchester, England. Rick has served on the Executive Board of the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police (TACP), the Board of Directors of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Finance Review Committee of the IACP.

Misty Bean : Business Manager

Misty Bean

Business Manager

865.946.3201 | 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
misty.bean@tennessee.edu

Misty Bean serves as the Business Manager for LEIC. She joined LEIC in 2008 as an Accounting Assistant to provide fiscal support for the center’s staff. Misty is responsible for all accounting duties related to LEIC grants, accounts receivable records, as well as the Regional Community Policing Institute (RCPI) grants involved with law enforcement and community training services.

Misty began her career at the University of Tennessee in October 2003 in Mail Services as a Senior Postal Clerk. Her duties there included sorting, delivering and processing the incoming and outgoing mail. She transferred to UT Graphic Arts Service in July 2005, and served as a Work Order Coordinator. Her duties there included entering job specifications and assisting customers with various printing decisions.

Greg Coker : Training Specialist

Greg Coker

Training Specialist

865.946.3230 | 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
greg.coker@tennessee.edu

Greg Coker joined LEIC 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. Greg has served on special teams including the Special Operations Squad, the Search and Rescue Team, and the Mobile Field Force. He 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, and 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 Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Bethel University and an Associate of Applied Science from Roane State Community College.

Amy Hall : Administrative Support Assistant

Amy Hall

Administrative Support Assistant

865.946.3201 | 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
amy.hall@tennessee.edu

Amy Hall joined LEIC in January 2017 as the Administrative Support Assistant. 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, Amy completed an internship with Lockheed Martin at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in the Central Management Division. After graduation, she began working as an administrative assistant at ORNL in the Waste Management Remedial Action Division. Amy received an Associate of Applied Science in Office System Technology from Pellissippi State Technical Community College.

Jeff Hundley : Training Specialist

Jeff Hundley

Training Specialist

865.946.3234 | 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
jeff.hundley@tennessee.edu

Jeff Hundley serves as Training Specialist at the Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC), an agency of the University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service (IPS). Before coming to LEIC, Jeff worked for the Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership as a training coordinator.  Prior to his time at UT IPS, Jeff trained foster parents for the State of Tennessee’s Department of Children’s Services (DCS).  Jeff received a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Eastern Kentucky University. He is also a Certified Public Manager, executive coach, and qualified administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory. He is currently in the master’s of human resources and management program at University of Tennessee, Knoxville and will graduate in July 2021.

Jason Jones : Training Specialist

Jason Jones

Training Specialist

865.946.3235 | 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
jason.jones@tennessee.edu

Jason Jones joined LEIC as a Training Specialist for the National Forensic Academy (NFA). He brings 25 years of experience in criminal/crime scene investigations. He is a graduate of Georgia Military College in Milledgeville, GA, and Shorter University in Rome, GA.

Prior to coming to LEIC, Jason worked for the Georgia Department of Public Safety as a criminalist and forensics instructor at the training center. At the Georgia Public Safety Training Center, he taught courses on crime scene investigation, bloodstain pattern analysis, latent print development, and Basic Training for Coroners and Death Investigators. He served as a board member on the Georgia Coroner’s Training Council, where he was instrumental in elevating the standards for training Georgia’s coroners and deputy coroners. Jason is a graduate of the 46th session of the NFA where he was selected by his peers as the class leader. Jason's memberships include the International Association for Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, the International Association for Identification, and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

Jeff Lindsey : Program Manager

Jeff Lindsey

Program Manager

865.946.3218 | 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
jeff.lindsey@tennessee.edu

Jeff Lindsey joined LEIC in January 2016 as the Program Manager. In his role as Program Manager, Jeff is responsible for ensuring all of LEIC’s offerings, to include the National Forensic Academy (NFA), leadership, and specialty courses, are highly effective and relevant to the needs of law enforcement practitioners. Jeff came to LEIC after a 26 year career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). During his FBI career, Jeff 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, Jeff 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, Jeff 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, Jeff 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 in Political Science from Carson-Newman College, a Master of Military Studies 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.

Emily Miller : Program Manager

Emily Miller

Program Manager

865.946.3219 | 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
emily.miller@tennessee.edu

Emily Miller joined LEIC in June 2008 as the Curriculum Specialist. Emily hails from Chicago, Illinois and after completing her bachelor’s degree at DePaul University, she relocated to South Florida. She worked for the national leadership organization LeadAmerica as a Program Coordinator and Leadership Specialist. Emily 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 the Program Manager responsible for new partnerships and programs.  She collaborates with Subject Matter Experts (SME) and criminal justice practitioners to create and assist in the development of 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 a grant writer at LEIC, and has written numerous grants that have been awarded.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts from DePaul University in Secondary Education and English, and a Master's in International Training and Education from American University in Washington, DC. Emily is a certified Curriculum Developer by ATD.

Donnie Ross : Training Specialist

Donnie Ross

Training Specialist

865.946-3204
donnie.ross@tennessee.edu

Donnie Ross joined LEIC in June 2021 as a Training Specialist for the Community Policing Development: Rural Law Enforcement Training Center Grant. He served 15 years with the University of Tennessee Police Department (UTPD) where he finished as a lieutenant and led the Criminal Investigations Unit, Property and Evidence section, Strategic Initiatives Unit, and Records Section. Donnie also served as the department’s Internal Affairs commander, background investigator, Critical Incident Response Team commander, and Joint Terrorism Task Force Working Group member. He also spent time leading the department’s Motorcycle Unit, Community Relations Unit, and K-9 Unit. Donnie was a department instructor in defensive tactics, use of force, report writing, and arrest control. He also served as the Rape Aggression Defense coordinator training hundreds of women in self-defense strategies.

Donnie is a graduate of the 255th session of the FBI National Academy. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management and a Master’s in Sports Management, both from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee, Martin.

Tim Schade : Training Consultant

Tim Schade

Training Consultant

865.946.3236 | 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
tim.schade@tennessee.edu

Tim Schade joined LEIC in August 2017, as a Training Specialist, with emphasis on the numerous courses facilitated and conducted by 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 been a trainer for the NFA since 2001, and 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 holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from San Diego State University, a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master's in Public Administration from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Sharon Sexton : Administrative Specialist

Sharon Sexton

Administrative Specialist

865.946.3205 | 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
sharon.sexton@tennessee.edu

Sharon Sexton joined LEIC in March 2016 as an Administrative Support Assistant, after serving 15 years as a subcontractor for the Department of Energy (DOE) at the former K-25 Gaseous Diffusion Plant and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Sharon worked as an Information Specialist for the Waste Management Division at DOE, and was responsible for processing and maintaining the transportation records associated with hazardous and radioactive waste shipping manifests. She earned her Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology from Pellissippi State Community College.

Dereck Stewart : Training Associate

Dereck Stewart

Training Associate


dereck.stewart@tennessee.edu

Dereck R. Stewart serves as a teaching associate at LEIC.  He came to LEIC after his retirement from the Tennessee Highway Patrol.  Dereck's experience spans more than three decades where he served in or supervised every business unit within the Highway Patrol before his appointment as the 14th Colonel of the Tennessee Highway Patrol in 2018.  Dereck became the first African-American Colonel in the 90 year history of the Tennessee Highway Patrol.  He has been influential in the law enforcement community as a whole-serving most recently on the Governor’s Use of Force and Duty to Intervene Task Force, on the International Association of Chiefs of Police Board of Directors.

Dereck is a graduate of the Tennessee Government Leadership Program – LEAD Tennessee, the Tennessee Government Executive Institute, the FBI National Academy Session #230, the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association Executive Leadership Institute (LEEDA), the FBI National Executive Institute Session #39 and the prestigious Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Middle Tennessee State University.



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