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Coordinator Ctr Innovative Sol

University of Central Oklahoma

About

Gary Jones was raised on a farm in northwest Oklahoma. He is married, has four children, and five grandchildren. He and his wife love to travel and spend time supporting the grandkids at stock shows and ball games.

Jones retired from the U.S. Army in 2005, after over 24 years of service, the last six years in operations and intelligence. After retiring from the military, he spent 10 years with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, two years as a Special Investigator and eight years as a Criminal Intelligence Analyst. He began teaching as an adjunct for UCO in 2013, and is currently the Coordinator of the Center for Innovative Solutions, part of UCO’s School of Criminal Justice.

Education and Certifications

Oklahoma State University (2019)

  • Ed.D. - Education (Aviation & Space)
  • Dissertation on The Use of Armed Drones by Law Enforcement: A Need for Essential Elements in Policy

Southern Nazarene University (2008)

  • M.S. - Business Management

Southern Nazarene University (2007)

  • B.S. - Organizational Leadership

Classes Taught

CJ 2213 Introduction to Crime and Intelligence Analysis

CJ 4043 Introduction to Criminal Justice Statistics

CJ 4523 Cyber Crime

CJ 5243 Introduction to Criminal Justice Statistics

CJ 5253 Crime and Intelligence Analysis

CJ 5543 Technologies in Crime Analysis

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