Jeff Crow began his law enforcement career as a Wildlife Officer with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission in 1986 where he served 10 years before accepting a position with the Arkansas State Police where over a 15-year period he served in highway patrol, criminal investigations, training and SWAT. Crow retired from law enforcement in 2011 after 25 years of service at the rank of sergeant and accepted a position as a law enforcement instructor at the University of Arkansas’s Criminal Justice Institute. In 2012 he returned to the AGFC as Colonel of the agency’s Enforcement Division. In 2013, Crow was promoted to the AGFC Deputy Director, then was named the agency’s Chief of Staff in 2014 before being selected as the agency’s 17th Director in 2016. After serving six years in the administrative levels of that agency, Crow left the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission in December 2017. He currently serves as the Director of Safety and Emergency Management at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.
Crow has extensive experience developing and delivering law enforcement training in critical skills, high risk law enforcement operations, use of force, officer safety, leadership and instructor development. Crow is the founder and president of Modern Day Knight Training Group LLC. He is also a national core trainer for the Below 100 officer safety initiative and an adjunct instructor for Texas State University’s Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training, the University of Arkansas Criminal Justice Institute and the National Center for Rural Law Enforcement.
Crow served 25 years on active duty and as a member of the reserves, in the United States Marine Corps. A combat veteran of Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom II, he retired in 2007 at the rank of Sergeant Major. He has an associate’s degree in criminal justice from National Park College, a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from John Brown University and a master’s degree in public administration from Arkansas State University.