Jeffrey Magers
Adjunct Lecturer
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B.S. - Law Enforcement, Eastern KY University, Richmond, KY

M.A. - Education, Spalding University, Louisville, KY

Ed.D. - Leadership Education, Spalding University, Louisville, KY


Dr. Jeffrey S. Magers, Dr. Magers retired as a Captain with the Jefferson County Police Department in Louisville, KY and served in the U.S Army and U.S. Army Reserve, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel.  During his Army Reserve career he twice commanded a U.S Army Criminal Investigations unit (USACIDC) and served his last four years in the Army Reserve at USACIDC headquarters, Ft. Belvoir, VA. Dr. Magers is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Southern Police Institute Administrative Officers Course. With over 20 years in higher education, Dr. Magers teaches homeland security, emergency management, criminal justice, and security management courses. Dr. Magers has been an adjunct lecturer at John Jay College of Criminal Justice since 2014. He currently serves as the mayor of a small city adjacent to Louisville, KY. 

JJC Affiliations
Security Management and Emergency Management
Courses Taught
  • SEC 711 Introduction to Emergency Management
  • SEC 731 Risk, Threat and Critical Infrastructure
  • SEC 753 Theory and Design of Security Systems
  • PMT 711 Planning and Strategy for Emergency Response
  • SEC 320 Private Security: Trends and Movements
  • SEC 327 Risk and Vulnerability Analysis
  • Homeland Security Certificate Program



Professional Memberships
  • Member, Editorial Board, Criminal Justice Policy Review
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS)
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) (Serves on the IACP Education and Training Committee)
  • FBI National Academy Associates (FBI NAA)
  • FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (FBI LEEDA)
  • International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training                                                                                                                     
  • Louisville Committee on Foreign Relations



Scholarly Work

Compstat: A New Paradigm for Policing or a Repudiation of Community Policing?  Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, (February 2004), 70-79.

Technology v. Privacy: The Legal and Policy Implications of U.S. v. Jones. The Criminal Law Bulletin, Vo. 48, Number 1 (2014), 79-90.

The Evolving State of Miranda: Legal and Policy Implications for Law Enforcement (co-authored) The Criminal Law Bulletin (Vol. 48, Number 1, 2012). 

Observations and Reflections on the Evolution of Crime-Related Higher Education (co-authored), Journal of Criminal Justice Education, Vol.18, No. 1 (March 2007), 123-136..

Ethical Practice for Police Leaders: Critical Issues for Organizational Integrity, The Law Enforcement Executive Forum, (March 2004), 55-70. (A peer reviewed journal published by the Illinois Law Enforcement Executive Institute and Western Illinois University)