Col. Edward Jackson (Retired)
Professor Jackson is currently a criminal professor at the Baltimore City Community College and a retired police officer who joined the Baltimore Police Department in March 1983. Colonel Jackson received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Coppin State College in Criminal Justice. He also received a Certificate from the Senior Management Institute for Police from the Police Executive Research Forum in addition to earning his Master of Science Degree from the Johns Hopkins University in the applied behavioral sciences with a concentration in community development. Additionally, Professor Jackson has completed his coursework for a PhD in Public Safety at Capella University's school of Public Service Leadership. He is currently writing his dissertation on the impact of absentee fathers in the lives of their children at it relates to crime, delinquency, and anti-social behavior. His duties working as a full time professor include teaching criminal justice courses, advising and mentoring many students, and serving as program coordinator. He has two sons, Professor Jackson is a lifelong resident of Baltimore City.
"There are several reasons that I want to serve and participate in COFT. Chief among them are three primary reasons. The first is that I’m a lifelong resident of the City of Baltimore, and want to see the city get better. The second is that I’m retired from the Police Department where I served more than twenty years and rose to a senior level command position. I love the Department as it provided many opportunities for me and I want to see it improve and returned to the premier department that it once was. Lastly, I’m a professor of criminal justice and often encourage my students to seek a career in the Baltimore Police Department. I want them to know that it is important work and I’ve been given the opportunity in helping shape historic reforms."