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National Police Week
Please join us as a guest at our National Police Week Criminal Justice Symposium Event. Learn from leaders within the criminal justice field during our panel discussion on the topic of School Security and attend our networking forum afterward.
Monday, May 13, 2013
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1208 Pointe Centre Drive, Suite 100
Rooms 105 & 106
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Registration from 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm
See how we are honoring the men and women of law enforcement. Mark your calendar and join us. Register today by clicking on the “Register” button. Invite a guest and forward the invite!
Panel Discussion with local criminal justice community and Q&A
Meet the Panelists!
Jim DePrimo- Criminal Justice & Security Lead Faculty Area Chair
Received the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Tennessee Temple University (1992) and the Master of Business Administration from Liberty University (2008). He is a Patrol Sergeant with the Chattanooga Police Department where he has served for more than 19 years, 8 of those as a supervisor. He was a School Resource Officer at City High School (1997-2004), and was a member of the Gang Reduction and Interdiction Team (1995-1997). He has written and implemented School Security plans. Jim has coached Football, Baseball, Basketball, and Soccer, and he has directed a church youth choir. Jim has taught Criminal Justice and Management classes at the University of Phoenix since 2008. In 2011, he was named the Lead Faculty Area Chair for Criminal Justice, Security at the Chattanooga campus. Jim has attended the OJJDP School Resource Officer Leadership Conference (2004), National Association of SRO Conference and Youth Summit West Palm Bch., FL (1999), Intermediate SRO Certification (Corbin & Associates, 1999), Basic Certification for National School Resource Officer (NASRO, 1997), and Gang Interviewing and Interrogation (PATC, 2005). Jim has been married to Polly for 23 years and is the father of Philip (20), Ryan (16), Miles (13), and Skye (4).
Sissy Taylor- Criminal Justice & Security Lead Faculty Area Chair
Mrs. Taylor is currently a criminal justice and security instructor for the University of Phoenix as well as serving as the Lead Faculty Area Chair for the Nashville Campus. She began her career in the field of criminal justice in 1996 at the 21st Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Since 1998 Mrs. Taylor has severed at 2 local municipal police departments and at a local campus police department. Assignments have included evidence, crime scene investigation, research & development, quartermaster, accreditation manager, computers, etc. Mrs. Taylor holds numerous certifications and is a member of the International Association of Property and Evidence, the Academy of Criminal Justice Science, and Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society.
Gary Record- Assistant Principal, Ridgeland High School, Ft. Oglethorpe, GA
Born in Bridgeport, AL. Educated in Chattanooga Public Schools, B. A. From Temple University, M.A. from Vanderbilt University, and an M. Div. from Columbia Theological Seminary. After lengthy careers in both education and ministry, I retired from the Hamilton County Schools in 2008. Since that time, I have worked in the Walker County Schools as an assistant principal at Ridgeland High School and for one year at Rossville Middle School. I have three daughters, Mary, Amy, and Katherine; I also have two beautiful grandchildren, Natalia and Cy, who live in Charleston, S.C. where my son-in-law is stationed with the USAF.
Mike Ewton-University of Phoenix Associate Faculty Member
Mike Ewton is currently a criminal justice and security instructor for the University of Phoenix. Mike has the unique background of having been a SWAT team leader, criminal investigator, and school district safety and security director. He has been a certified peace officer in Georgia since 1994, served eight years full time with the Whitfield County Sheriff's Office where he remains as a reserve deputy, and has been employed as a central level administrator in charge of safety and security by the Whitfield County School System since 2004.
Immediately following the Columbine incident in 1999 and during his tenure as commander of the special operations division of the sheriff's office, Mike worked closely with the school district as well as state and federal law enforcement, emergency management, and educational agencies to implement the first emergency operations plans for Whitfield County. Now, as Chief Officer of Operations for the school district his duties still include all aspects of risk management, emergency planning, coordination of the school resource officer program, and facilities security.
David Taylor-University of Phoenix Associate Faculty Member
David Taylor has successfully completed the following degrees: MS Degree, Troy University (2006); BS Degree, Georgia College (1986); and AS Degree, Middle Georgia College (1983). David has experience in criminal justice which includes the following: Criminal Justice Faculty, University of Phoenix, Chattanooga Campus (2011 to present); Adjunct Instructor, Oconee Fall Line Technical College (Online, 2011 to present); Criminal Justice Instructor and Program Chair, Oconee Fall Line Technical College (2007-2011); Criminal Justice Instructor, Okefenokee Technical College (2003-2006); Assistant Director, Georgia Juvenile Justice Training Academy (1997-2003); Staff Development Training Coordinator, Human Resources Division, Georgia Department of Corrections (1994-1997); Special Assignment to the State Olympic Law Enforcement Command , Atlanta Olympics (July 11, 1996 to August 4, 1996); Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Georgia Department of Corrections (1991-1994); Probation Officer, Georgia Department of Corrections (1984-1991);Pre-sentence Investigator, Dublin Probation Office (Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Task Force, 1982-1984), Criminal Investigator, Dublin Police Department (1977-1982); Uniform Patrol Officer, Dublin Police Department (1975-1977). David has served on the following committees: President’s Faculty Advisory Committee; Operational Planning and Assessment Committee; Student Emergency Fund Committee; and, General Educational Courses Advisory Committee.
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