Andrew Jones, is currently a sergeant with the Vernon Hills (Illinois) Police Department and brings 30 years of police experience to the classroom. Andrew has served as a patrol officer, field training officer, evidence technician, bike patrol officer, detective, school resource officer, multi-faceted use of force instructor and patrol sergeant.
The bulk of Andrew’s career has been spent as a Vernon Hills detective and also assigned to the Lake County Major Crime Task Force. Andrew spent 15 years in investigations, with 11 of those years in the Major Crime Unit. He has conducted thousands of interviews and interrogations, many of those relating to homicide and officer involved shootings. Among those interviews, he has worked a number of high profile cases ranging from homicide to public corruption. He has been recognized within his department by social and community groups, local school officials and newspapers. In 2015, Andrew was awarded the Lake County Juvenile Officer of the Year Award and the Lifesaving Award.
His academic portfolio includes graduating Suma Cum Laude from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice Administration. He also attended the Southern Police Institute’s 138th Administrative Officers Course where he was elected class president and graduated with high honors. For both the public and private sectors, Andrew developed and presented curriculum for recognizing and preventing targeted violent attacks, internet safety, teen use of apps and social media, drug trends and use in today’s society, multiple disciplines of less-than-lethal levels of force, firearms, Naloxone use, interview and interrogations, courtroom testimony, and a variety of other topics.
On a personal note, Andrew is the father of three beautiful children, with a son who currently serves as a Waukegan, Illinois Police Officer. In his spare time, he is an avid movie goer and enjoys time in his 1955 Chevy Bel-Air.
Street Strategies Seminar Instructor
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