James Willock will lead Kent State Trumbull’s Police Academy

James Willock has been named Kent State University at Trumbull’s Manager of the Public Safety and Police Academy program. 

Willock brings with him a rich background and experience in law enforcement. He last worked as police chief of Mill Creek Metro Parks Police Department. He also serves as Chair of the Education Committee in the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police, previously served as Curriculum Chair of the Certified Law Enforcement Executive Advisory Board, and as the President of the Mahoning Valley Chiefs of Police Association. He plans to remain active in the training and development of law enforcement leaders in the state of Ohio.  

“This is a great opportunity for me to help train the next generations of law enforcement professionals,” Willock said. “I want to make sure our cadets are ready and equipped to handle the everchanging role of a law enforcement officer in society.” 

He holds a master's degree in Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Administration from Youngstown State University and has had professional training at the FBI National Academy, the Blue Courage Academy, and the Police Executive Leadership College. He has been a Certified Law Enforcement Executive since 2007.  

Beginning this fall, Kent State Trumbull’s Police Academy counts as college credit. Officers completing the academy or any other Ohio Police Officer Training Academy or OSHP Training, are eligible for up to 22 credit hours that can be applied toward the Criminology & Justice Studies (A.A.S Degree). 

“We are excited that Jim will be leading our police academy into the future,” said Josna Neuman, interim assistant dean, Kent State Trumbull. “He brings with him a tremendous amount of energy and expertise.” 

Willock has taught various police academy and justice studies courses credit courses and has been an instructor at Kent State University.
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For more information about Kent State Trumbull’s Police Academy, visitwww.kent.edu/policeacademy. 

POSTED: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 10:30am
UPDATED: Monday, October 19, 2020 - 10:01am