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Dr. J. Warren Headrick

Dr. J. Warren Headrick
Associate Professor
Faulkner Building

Ph.D. Leadership, specialization in Criminal Justice, University of the Cumberlands, 2023

In 2016, Warren retired from the Blount County (TN) Sheriff’s Office after 30 years of law enforcement service. He retired as a captain with 3.5 years in patrol, 1.5 years in narcotic investigations, 23 years in criminal investigations, and 2 years in professional standards. He was also an instructor for the sheriff’s office basic law enforcement training academy.

In 1986, he attended the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy (TLETA), Basic Police School, in Nashville, TN, graduating at the top of his class, #525. In 2003, he attended the prestigious Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Academy (FBI NA), in Quantico, VA, graduating in Session 212th. Warren received numerous specialized training in law enforcement during his tenure with the sheriff’s office, including criminal & narcotic investigations, internal affairs, leadership management and operations, supervision, and use of force.

Warren received an Associate’s Degree from Walters State Community College, a Bachelor’s Degree from Tennessee Wesleyan University, a Master’s Degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and a Ph.D. in Leadership, specializing in Criminal Justice from the University of the Cumberlands. He has taught at several post-secondary institutions in the East Tennessee area as an adjunct instructor. Currently, he also works for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) as an assessor/team leader. This assignment allows him to work with law enforcement agencies throughout the United States, assessing their operations and management for compliance with selected best practice standards.