JJ holds the rank of Captain and is the Training Coordinator for CoxHealth Public Safety & Security and a Commissioned Deputy Sheriff. Prior to that he was the IT Manager for the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library District. He has been with the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office for the past 16 years. He is also commissioned with the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office assigned to the Homeland Security Division.
Prior to that, he was the Investigator and System Administrator with the Christian County Prosecutor’s Office. He previously worked for the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office for 5 years as System Administrator and 1 of 3 Investigators, and a Reserve Deputy with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office assigned to the Training Division as a Firearms Instructor.
He spent 4 years as an IT Technician with the Greene County Information Systems Department. He has a total of 25 years law enforcement experience. Previous law enforcement experience includes: Lieutenant with the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office as Reserve Division Commander, Patrol Officer with the Monett Police Department, Patrol Corporal, DARE Officer, Crime Prevention Officer and School Resource Officer for the Aurora Police Department, Patrol Officer with the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida Police Dept., and Reserve Officer with Ft. Walton Beach, Florida Police Dept.
He is a Military Veteran with 16 years Military experience. He served 6 years on active duty with the United States Air Force and 10 years with the Missouri Army National Guard and recently re-enlisted in the Missouri Air National Guard.
He has several law enforcement certifications to include Generalist Instructor (Missouri Sheriffs Training Academy), Firearms Instructor, SWAT Officer certification through the North American SWAT Training Association.
He has several IT related certifications and serves as Website Administrator for the Missouri Law Enforcement Funeral Assistance Team and the Missouri State Investigators Association. He recently received his Certified Healthcare Security Supervisor (CHSS) certification from the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety; Certified Homeland Protection Professional (CHPP) from the National Sheriffs Association and the Global Society for Homeland and National Security Professionals.