ETEC Online: Rick Scarbrough, Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC)

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ETEC Online: Rick Scarbrough, Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC)

August 7 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Rick Scarbrough
Executive Director
UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC)
Institute for Public Service


Rick Scarbrough became the Executive Director for the LEIC on August 1, 2018. He joined LEIC from Clinton Police Department, having served there for since 1995, the last 16 years as their Chief of Police. He also served with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department for 6 years. Prior to coming to LEIC as the Executive Director, he served as a subject matter expert in the areas of leadership, community policing, capital budgeting and domestic violence. Before his appointment as Chief of Police, his assignments included patrol, investigations, corrections, community policing, swat, grant writing and also served as the E-911 Director.

He holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Arts in Organizational Management from Tusculum College. He is a graduate of the 197th session of the FBI National Academy and the College of Policing Senior Leadership Seminar held in Manchester, England. He has served on the Executive Board of the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police, the Board of Directors of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Finance Review Committee of the IACP.

Greg Coker bio – Training Specialist

Greg Coker Joined UT’s Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC) team in April 2016 as a Training Coordinator for the numerous courses facilitated and conducted by the LEIC. Greg came to LEIC after a 26 year career with the Knoxville Police Department where he retired as a Lieutenant. During his police career, he served in the Criminal Investigations Division, the Patrol Division, and the Support Services Division. His leadership positions included assignments with supervisory responsibility over Patrol squads, Records, Crime Analysis, Technical Services, and the Organized Crime/Narcotics Unit. He served on special teams including the Special Operations Squad, the Search and Rescue Team, and the Mobile Field Force. Greg served on the Governor’s Counter Terrorism task force and taught in the area of Homeland Security. Greg also served as the department’s Primary Defensive Tactics Instructor and was a firearms instructor assisting with those curriculums at the Knoxville Police Department’s Training Academy. Prior to beginning work with the police department in 1990, Greg served three years on active duty in the United States Army in the Military Police Corps. Continuing on to 26 years of combined service in the Army Reserve and National Guard, Greg also worked as a Nuclear/Biological/Chemical Specialist, a Civil Affairs Specialist, and a Cavalry Scout. Greg is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute’s Administrative Officer’s Course. He holds a masters in Criminal Justice from the University of Louisville. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Bethel University.

Emily Miller bio – Curriculum Specialist

Emily Miller is a Curriculum Specialist with the LEIC. She joined the LEIC in June 2008. Miller hails from Chicago, Illinois and after completing her bachelor’s degree at DePaul University she relocated to south Florida. Emily worked for the national leadership organization LeadAmerica as a Program Coordinator and Leadership Specialist. Miller co-developed LeadAmerica’s college-accredited personal development curriculum and facilitated experiential learning workshops to over 4,000 high school and college-aged students throughout the United States. During her graduate studies she acted as a Coordinator to the Women & Politics Institute’s International Women as Leaders program at American University. Emily is responsible for collaborating with LEIC’s subject matter experts and criminal justice practitioners to create and develop innovative law enforcement training. She conducts needs assessments, job task analysis, and curriculum validations to ensure what is being taught is meeting the needs of law enforcement. Emily also serves as LEIC’s grant writer, and has written numerous award winning proposals. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from DePaul University in Secondary Education and English, and a master’s degree in International Training and Education from American University in Washington, DC. Emily is a certified Curriculum Developer by ATD.


August 7
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