Former LAPD Detective Promoted to Dean

James Brown, Vol State

James Brown has been promoted to the position of dean of the Social Science and Education Division at Volunteer State Community College. For the last ten years he had been an assistant professor of Criminal Justice at Vol State. Brown retired from the Los Angeles Police Department in 2006 after thirty-three years as an officer and detective. He spent much of that time as an investigator in the Juvenile Division, retiring as Officer-In-Charge of the Internet Crimes Against Children Unit and the Sexually Exploited Child Unit. In his new position, Brown will supervise the many academic departments in the Social Science and Education Division, as wide-ranging as Sports and Leisure Management, Psychology, Education, Political Science, Economics and Criminal Justice, just to name a few.

“I’m going to get input from the faculty about where they would like the Division to go,” Brown said. “There are many different programs in the Division and that means many challenges and many ideas.”

Brown earned an A.A. degree in Police Science from Pasadena City College in 1971, and a B.S. Degree in Police Science from California State University, Los Angeles, in 1972. In 1988 he graduated from the Delinquency Control Institute at the University of Southern California. He earned a M.A. in Negotiation and Conflict Management from California State University, Dominguez Hills, and a J.D. from the Ventura College of Law in 2001.

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