Providing Professional Services
to the Law Enforcement
Community since 1997


Board of Directors

ICJE is governed by a Board of Directors who serve for three year terms. Officers include a President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer/Operations Manager.


Dr. Lou Harris - President


Professor for the Criminal Justice and Legal Studies Department at Faulkner University
Former Chair of the Criminal Justice and Legal Studies Department at Faulkner University
Holds a Doctorate of Public Administration from The University of Alabama
Holds a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Troy University Montgomery
APOST Certified Instructor
FBI Special Agent (Retired)
U.S. Navy
Alabama Sentencing Commission - Board Member
Montgomery Chapter of CrimeStoppers - Past President & Board Member
Governor's Task Force on Prison Overcrowding - Reporter & Board Member
Montgomery Chapter of ASIS - Secretary & Board Member


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Phillip Calvert - Vice President


Serves as BCJ Director for the Criminal Justice/Legal Studies Department at Faulkner University
Serves as an Adjunct Instructor for the Faulkner University Criminal Justice/Legal Studies Department
Serves as a Reserve Police Officer for the Faulkner University Police Department
Former Accounting Director for the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board
Alabama ABC Enforcement Captain (Retired)
Holds a Bachelor of Science in Management of Human Resources
Holds a Master of Science in Management with additional completion of Criminal Justice courses
Graduate of the FBI National Academy - Session 237 in Quantico, Virginia
26+ years law enforcement experience
Alabama POST Certified Instructor
Founder and Administrator of AlaCop.us
Former Alabama Representative & Proxy to the Board of Directors for ROCIC
Former Secretary/Treasurer for the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association
Former Sergeant-at-Arms for the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association
Former Adjunct Instructor - Troy University


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Therese Ford - Secretary


27+ years experience in the criminal justice field
ACJIC - Manager of Uniform Crime Reporting Program and the Statistical Analysis Center (Retired)
Served as the first Executive Director of the Law Enforcement Systems Integration and Standards
Alabama POST certified instructor
Adjunct Instructor in the Criminal Justice and the Legal Studies programs at Faulkner University
Adjunct Instructor in the Paralegal program at Huntingdon College
Adjunct Instructor at Auburn University Montgomery
Holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Auburn University at Montgomery
Holds a Juris Doctor from Jones School of Law
Holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from Auburn University at Montgomery


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Robert T. Thetford - Treasurer & Operations Manager


Has over twenty-five years' experience as a FBI Prosecutor, Special Agent and Division Legal Counsel
Member of the Alabama Bar and has provided legal advice and instruction for a variety of federal/state agencies
Investigated political corruption, white collar crime and terrorism cases
Certified Police Instructor, Legal Instructor, Government Mediator, and Field Relief Supervisor for 10+ years
Serves as MJA Director and Professor of Criminal Justice at Faulkner University
Served as an instructor with the Alabama Department of Public Safety
Serves as a guest lecturer at the U.S. Air War College
Practices law specializing in mediation procedures and consulting for police agencies and private industry
Is the author/co-author of 5 books and numerous published articles
Serves as an elder and Sunday School teacher in his Church
A Certified Christian Conciliator, providing biblically-based mediation services and training


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Tommy Carswell - Board Member


Training Technician for the Lee County Emergency Communications District
Part-time Police Officer for Auburn Police Department specializing in special events and special projects
Over 35 years' experience as a Deputy Sheriff and Police Officer
Captain with Auburn, Alabama Police Department (Retired)
President of the Alabama Police Trainers Association
Adjunct Instructor for Faulkner University - Criminal Justice/Legal Studies Department
Full-time Instructor Huntingdon College - Evening Studies Program
APOST Certified Instructor
Certified Police Trainer by ICJE
Lee County, Alabama Sheriff's Department (1981 - 1988)
Holds Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Southern Union State Junior College
Holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Criminal Justice from Faulkner University
Holds Master of Public Administration degree from Columbus State University
Member of Faulkner University's AWA chapter of the Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society
Graduate of the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College class XV
Member of Columbus State University's chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration Society
Graduate of the Alabama Police Academy - Class 58 Regular Session 31 Minimum Standards Training
RADAR Instructor - Institute of Police Technology and Management
Official Survival Instructor - Metro-Dade, Florida Police Department

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Doug Howard - Board Member


Law Enforcement Coordinator for hte U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Alabama
Former Intelligence/Field Analyst with the Alabama National Guard Counterdrug Program
Former Joint Substance Abuse Program Coordinator for the Alabama National Guard
U.S. Navy
Holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Troy University
Holds a Juris Doctor from Jones School of Law


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Roger Humber - Board Member


Agent for the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency's Information Bureau
Former Department Head - Criminal Justice Program at South University
Deputy Director for the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center (Retired)
CW3/Criminal Investigator for the Alabama National Guard (Retired)
Holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Justice and Public Safety from AUM
Has worked in the Criminal Justice profession for over 35 years
Graduate of the FBI National Academy
Graduate of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar
Graduate of the U.S. Army's Military Police School
Certified Instructor by Alabama Police Officer Standards and Training
Former Alabama Chapter President for the FBI National Academy Associates
Activated in support of Operations Nobel Eagle/Enduring Freedom
Served as an adjunct instructor with Faulkner University - Criminal Justice Program


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Maury Mitchell - Board Member


Alabama Law Enforcement Agency
Served as Director for the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center
Serves as the NGA Representative to the US DOJ Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative Advisory Committee
Serves as Alabama's Representative for SEARCH
Serves as National Chairman of the CONNECT Consortium
Completed the Executive Leaders Program at the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security in 2011

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John Mulligan - Board Member


40 years of law enforcement experience in the FBI & Alabama Attorney General's Office
Conducted investigations of organized crime, public corruption and white-collar crime and judicial inquiries
Served as a police instructor, Field Relief Supervisor and Assessor in the FBI New Agent Selection System
Holds a BA Degree in Criminology from the University of Maryland
Certified Fraud Examiner
Operates his own private consulting business
Conducted training in the use of computer databases in the Attorney General's Office
Served as a regular presenter for the Center for Government Services, Auburn University
Commissioned as a lay minister - Toolen Institute of Parish Services, Archdiocese of Mobile


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Terry E. Odum, CPP - Board Member


Holds a MS Degree in Criminal Justice/Public Safety from Auburn University Montgomery
Holds a BS Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from National University in San Diego, California.
Holds an AAS Degree in Industrial Security from the Community College of the Air Force
Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Board certified in Security Management by ASIS International
Served 21 years in U.S. Air Force Security Forces supporting various programs of national importance
Serves as NASA Special Agent assigned to Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama
Quarter Century Member of ASIS International, having served five terms as Chairman of the North Alabama Chapter
Member of the Criminal Justice Advisory Board for Calhoun Community College
Member of the Law and Public Safety Advisory Board for the Madison County Career Technical Center
Member of the Marshall Association at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama
NASA Certified Green Belt Lean Six Sigma
Serves as an Adjunct Professor for the Criminal Justice Department of Faulkner University
Serves as an Adjunct Professor for Virginia College in Huntsville, Alabama
Served as an Adjunct Professor for Calhoun Community College in Decatur, Alabama
Received numerous awards for dedicated service from professional, non-profit, and local and federal organizations


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Jim Rechel - Board Member


President of The Rechel Group, Inc., Cincinnati, OH
Certified Financial Security Officer
Retired FBI Special Agent
Past Board Member - International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators Association
Past Board Member - American Society of Industrial Security
Former Vice President for Fifth Third Bank - Cincinnati, OH
Holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati
Graduated from the FBI Academy in 1985
Served as a Special Agent with the FBI in Selma, Alabama, for three years
15+ years experience training more than 1000 professional organizations/75,000 individuals
Work has been nationally recognized - CEO Magazine, Cincinnati Enquirer, USA Today, and CNBC


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Lynn Shobe - Board Member


Serves as a Special Agent for the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency
Former Agent with the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center
Certified Fraud Examiner
Certified Financial Crimes Investigator
Serves on the faculty of UAB - Forensic Accounting Program
Retired Senior Resident Agent - United States Treasury Department TIGTA
Holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Tennessee - Martin
Holds a Master of Arts in Management from Webster University
37+ years of law enforcement experience
Served as Chief, Economic and Computer Crime Branch, U.S. Army MP School, Ft McClellan
Retired U.S. Army Reserve Major - Operations Officer and Deputy Commander, U.S. Army CID Lab
Served on the faculty of Faulkner University as an Adjunct Instructor - Criminal Justice program
Certified as a police instructor by APOST
Past President and current Training Director for the Alabama Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners
Active is his church where he serves as deacon and worship service coordinator


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R. D. Stuart - Board Member


Serves as an Investigator for the Alabama Attorney General's Office
Former Agent with the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center
26+ years law enforcement experience
Retired Department Head of Montgomery's Department of Communications
Holds a BS and MS in Justice and Public Safety from Auburn University at Montgomery
Graduate of the FBI National Academy
Serves as an Adjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice
Certified by APOST as an Instructor in Alabama's Police Academies
Member of the Young Montgomery Business Club, and Leadership Montgomery, Class XVI


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Stan Tippins - Board Member


Lecturer/Instructor for the Criminal Justice Department at Faulkner University
Criminal Investigator - State of Alabama Medicaid Agency/Fraud Investigation Unit
16+ years law enforcement experience
Served as an Adjunct Instructor at Central Alabama Community College
Graduate of the ICJE Instructor Development Course
Holds BS and MS degrees with Specialization in Criminal Justice from Faulkner University
Holds PhD (ABD) in Public Safety with Specializations in Criminal Justice
Rape Awareness and Prevention Instructor for the Business Women of America
Chief Instructor and founder of Creative Defense Systems
State Representative for Filipino Combat Systems (FCSKali)


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Tracy Townsend - Board Member


Serves as the Criminal Justice Information Center Coordinator for the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency
Served as Adjunct Instructor for South University
Served as Adjunct Instructor for University of Phoenix
Served as Deputy Sheriff for Calhoun County Sheriff's Office
Graduate of the FBI National Academy, Session 237

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Louis Zook - Board Member


Chief of Staff for the Alabama Peace Officers' Standards & Training Commission
Former Law Enforcement Coordinator for the Alabama Attorney General's Office
Former Police Chief for the Sylacauga Police Department
Former Deputy Sheriff for the Talladega County Sheriff's Office
Graduate of the FBI National Academy
Graduate of APOST Certified Law Enforcement Executive Training
Graduate of Southeastern Law Enforcement Executive Training
Past President of the Alabama Association of Police Chiefs
Past Chairman of the Alabama Association of Police Chiefs Ethics Committee
Sylacauga's Outstanding Officer of the Year for 1980, 1986, and 1993
Top Ten Citizen in Sylacauga in 1996
Past President of the Sylacauga Chamber of Commerce
Past President of the South Talladega County United Way