‘MTSU On the Record’ focuses on department’s growi...

‘MTSU On the Record’ focuses on department’s growing relationship with TBI, police statewide

MTSU’s relationships with law enforcement officers from across the state were the focus of a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Dr. Benjamin Stickle, associate professor, Department of Criminal Justice Administration

Dr. Ben Stickle

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Ben Stickle, an assistant professor in MTSU’s Department of Criminal Justice Administration, first aired Jan. 8 on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and online at You can listen to their conversation above.

MTSU’s Department of Criminal Justice Administration presented the new Nov. 1 graduates of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation State Academy with digital cameras for taking photos of crime scenes. You can read that story here.

“We are hoping to forge a partnership not only with TBI, but with each of these agencies,” Stickle said.

TBI State Academy logo“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.

WMOT Roots Radio-new logo-2017 web 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, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at

For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.