Dr. J. Thomas Edwards

Adjunct Instructor of Justice Administration
J. Thomas Edwards, Adjunct Instructor of Justice Administration

Degrees

B.S., North Carolina Wesleyan College; M.S.A., Central Michigan University; Ed.D., North Carolina State University

Bio

Dr. J. Thomas Edwards is currently the Deputy Chief at the Raleigh-Durham Airport Police Department. Previously, he was the Director of Public Safety and Homeland Security Training for Wake Technical Community College; Instructor/Coordinator with the North Carolina Justice Academy, BLET School Director and Criminal Justice Curriculum Instructor at Southeastern Community College; and BLET School Director for the Coastal Plain Police Academy. His law enforcement career began 1977 with the Wilson Police Department. Other law enforcement positions have been with the Wilson County Sheriff's Office as the SRT Team Leader, an Agent with the Alcohol Law Enforcement Division of North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety, and a Military Police Officer in the United States Army Reserves.

Dr. Edwards has a Doctor of Education, Training and Development from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI; and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mt., NC. Dr. Edwards has participated in the Oxford Round Table for Criminal Justice and Law at Oxford University, England.

Dr. Edwards has been awarded the T. Elbert Clemmons Faculty Award from Southeastern Community College, the Outstanding BLET Instructor from the Coastal Plains Law Enforcement Academy and graduated with honors in Criminal Justice from North Carolina Wesleyan College.

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