Colonel Jeff Crow began his law enforcement career as a Wildlife Officer with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. He later served with the Arkansas State Police where over a fifteen year period was assigned to patrol, investigations, training, and the department’s SWAT Team. As a trainer he was responsible for recruit and in-service training, focusing on critical skills, use of force and leadership development. Retiring from law enforcement after 25 years of service, he accepted a position as a Law Enforcement Management Instructor for the University of Arkansas’s Criminal Justice Institute. In 2012 he was appointed the position of Colonel of the Enforcement Division of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. In 2018, he became the first director of Ouachita Baptist University’s new Department of Campus Safety and Emergency Management.
Colonel Crow served in the United States Marine Corps for 25 years, both on active duty and in the reserves. A combat veteran of Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom II, he retired in 2007 at the rank of Sergeant Major.
Colonel Crow has an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management.