Friday, January 11, 2019

[266] ‘MTSU On the Record’ focuses on department’s growing relationship with TBI State Academy

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — MTSU’s relationships with law enforcement officersfrom across the state will be the focus of the next “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Ben Stickle, an assistant professor of criminal justice administration at MTSU, will air from 9:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, and from 6 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5and

MTSU’s Department of Criminal Justice Administrationpresented the new Nov. 1 graduates of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation State Academywith digital cameras for taking photos of crime scenes.

“We are hoping to forge a partnership not only with TBI, but with each of these agencies,” Stickle said. “These were officers from across the state, from an investigative background, and they were coming to a central location to receive some advanced training.”

The TBI established the State Academy to give Tennessee law enforcement officers an opportunity to continue and enhance their professional development. Attendees must have a minimum of five years’ experience as a full-time commissioned officer of a Tennessee law enforcement agency to attend the six-week course. 

Those who complete the academy curriculum and enroll at MTSU also can earn nine undergraduate college credits in criminal justice administration for three senior-level courses: Criminal Investigation, Crime Scene Investigation and Special Issues in Criminal Justice.

The university offers a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration with concentrations in law enforcement and homeland security and a master’s degree in criminal justice. 

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to

For more information about the radio program, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800. 

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