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Lonnie Cooper

Name: Lonnie Thomas Cooper
Location: Sellersburg
Roles: Staff, Faculty
Title: Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice / Paralegal, Department Chair
Building/Room Number: Ogle Hall 216


P.O. Box 910 Jeffersonville, Indiana 47131

Telephone: (812) 280-1111

E-Mail: LonnieTomCooper@att.net

Degrees / Education

Juris Doctorate Cum Laude (1995) FBI National Academy Graduate (1989)

University of Mississippi School of Law Federal Bureau of Investigation

Oxford, Mississippi Quantico, Virginia

Master of Science (1977) Bachelor of Arts (1973)

Community Development Police Administration

University of Louisville Indiana University

Louisville, Kentucky Bloomington, Indiana

Professional Experience

Attorney at Law (1995 Present)

Engaged in a solo law practice in Jeffersonville, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky. Areas of practice included criminal defense and prosecution, civil rights discrimination, planning and zoning, close-held business associations, family law, personal injury and governmental law.

Assistant Professor / Program Chair (2015 Present)

Ivy Tech Community College / Sellersburg Campus / Indiana

Chair of the Criminal Justice, Paralegal and Legal Studies programs. Instruct in related courses and serve as a mentor and academic adviser for Ivy Tech students. Co-Chair of the campus Behavior Intervention Team and Title IX group. Member of the Diversity and Safety committees.

United States Peace Corps Volunteer (2011 2013) Cebu, Republic of the Philippines

Served for twenty-seven (27) months as a Peace Corps Volunteer on the island of Cebu at an orphanage that provided residential, educational and physical assistance to orphaned, neglected, abused and/or abandoned Philippine children. The kids ranged in age from first grade to college. Was elected President of the Volunteers Advisory Committee by my fellow Batch 270 volunteers to represent our group with the in country full-time Peace Corps staff.

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney (2011)

Clark County Prosecutors Office, Indiana

Responsible for reviewing law enforcement reports and investigations and determining whether it is appropriate to file serious felony criminal charges in Clark Circuit Court. Work collaboratively with police officers, social and welfare providers, court staff, probation officers and other criminal justice stakeholders in the administration of justice. Provide legal advice and litigation of felony criminal trials and appeals. Represent the Prosecuting Attorneys Office in other governmental and community related matters.

Director of University Advising and Retention / Associate Professor of Legal Studies

Ottawa University / Ottawa, Kansas Campus (2010)

Campus Executive Officer / International Programs Administrator / Assistant Professor of Public Administration / Jeffersonville, Indiana Campus (2007 - 2010)

Was responsible for all aspects of the College Life Plan Center. Duties included direct supervision of four (4) faculty advisors, career services staff, and corporate relations staff. Additionally was responsible for oversight and support to the University Career and Professional Services program for the purposes of providing an integral point of quality control, as well as central program architecture. As Indiana Campus Executive Officer, was responsible for all administrative and academic aspects of the Jeffersonville, Indiana campus. Direct supervision and hiring authority of administrative staff, academic advisors and both fulltime and adjunct faculty members. Taught legal, business, social science and ethics related courses. Also, served as University-wide International Programs Administrator. Served on and/or provided leadership on the following University-wide groups or committees: Adult and Professional Studies Executive Committee, Security and Safety Committee, Undergraduate Business Group, Graduate Business Group, University Academic Council, Higher Learning Commission Assessment Committee, Public Administration Program Assessment Team, International Programs Advisory Group.

Special Agent in Charge (SAC) / Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC)

Special Agent Supervisor (SAS) / Special Agent

Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Miami, Florida (1982 1992)

Commanded the largest field investigative bureau in the state. Personnel line of authority encompassed ninety-four (94) Special Agents and thirty-six (36) civilian FDLE members. The Miami bureaus overall budget was in excess of eleven million dollars ($11,000,000). FDLEs primary mission was to conduct complex multi-jurisdictional criminal investigations of major drug trafficking organizations, RICO cases, financial fraud, and other organized criminal activities. FDLE was also charged with other areas of responsibility, such as maintaining police and correctional officer certification and decertification standards, statewide crime laboratory services, governor-ordered executive investigations, dignitary protection, statewide intelligence gathering, state and national law enforcement crime information systems, and crime control and prevention projects. Functioned as the lead state law enforcement liaison for all other county and municipal law enforcement agencies. The SAC was responsible for all of the above in South Florida.

State Narcotics Agent

DEA Drug Task Force / Utah Department of Public Safety

Salt Lake City, Utah (1979 1982)

Conducted drug trafficking and organized crime investigations. Was assigned to a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Diversion Investigation Unit Task Force. Also, provided statewide local law enforcement assistance involving felony investigations upon request.

Sergeant, Detective, Patrol Officer / Jefferson County Police Department

Louisville, Kentucky (1973 1979)

As Sergeant, supervised twenty (20) to thirty (30 uniform patrol officers. As Detective, conducted felony investigations of homicides, sexual assaults and burglaries.

Criminal Justice Training

(3,126 Total Hours)

Federal Bureau of Investigation

FBI National Academy (400 Hours)

Hostage Negotiations (40 Hours)

Florida Department of Law Enforcement

Supervision/Management (504 Hours)

Special Agent Academy (120 Hours)

Technical Agent (56 Hours)

Undercover Operations (40 Hours)

Surveillance Photography (16 Hours)

Advanced Firearms Instructor (130 Hours)

U.S. Secret Service Protective Operations (20 Hours)

Special Agent In-service (120 Hours)

Utah Police Officers Standards and Training

Criminal Justice Planning (40 Hours)

Drug Enforcement Administration

Drug Enforcement Seminar (80 Hours)

Diversion Investigation (40 Hours)

Drug Enforcement Seminar (40 Hours)

Kentucky Law Enforcement Council

Kentucky Penal Code (40 Hours)

Police Intermediate I (40 Hours)

Crime Prevention (40 Hours)

Police Photography (80 Hours)

Major Case School (40 Hours)

Police Instructor Techniques (80 Hours)

Kentucky Department of Human Resources

Emergency Med Tech Certified Course (160 Hours)

Kentucky State Police Academy

Evidence Collection and Preservation (80 Hours)

Louisville-Jefferson County Police Academy

Basic Recruit Courses (480 Hours)

Indiana University Police Academy

Basic Recruit Courses (440 Hours)

Instructional Experience

Associate Professor (2010)/Assistant Professor (2007-2010)/Adjunct Lecturer (2003-2007)

Public Administration and Law, Business and Employment Law, Ethics, U.S. Constitution, Civil Rights / Ottawa University / Jeffersonville, Indiana and Ottawa, Kansas

Defensive Driving Instructor (1997 2011)

Traffic Safety / Clark Superior Court No. 3, Charlestown, Clarksville and Sellersburg Courts

Adjunct Lecturer (2002)

Criminal Justice / Indiana University Southeast / New Albany, Indiana.

Teaching Assistant (1993-1995)

Ole Miss Housing Law Clinic and Legal Research

University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi

Guest Speaker (1984-1992)

Florida Department of Law Enforcement

Numerous Public and Professional Organizations, South Florida Area

Firearms Instructor (1984-1990)

Officer Survival - Firearms

Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Miami, Florida

Instructor/Guest Lecturer (1983-1990)

Private Security, Florida Department of Law Enforcement: Overview

Broward Community College - Criminal Justice Institute, Davie, Florida

Instructor (1981-1982)

Burglary Utah Department of Public Safety

State of Utah P.O.S.T. Academy, Salt Lake City, Utah

Instructor (1978-1979)

Driver Improvement

Town Court of Clarksville / Clarksville, Indiana

Guest Lecturer (1977-1978)

Burglary Investigation, Problem Solving by Transactional Analysis

Jefferson County Police Academy / Louisville, Kentucky

Certified Instructor of Vocational Education (1976-1979)

Private Security

State of Kentucky, Louisville, Kentucky

Guest Lecturer (1975)

Domestic Disturbances

Indiana University Police Academy, Bloomington, Indiana

Instructional Certifications

Teachers Certificate (1986-1992)

Law Enforcement

Florida Department of Education

Tallahassee, Florida

Police Instructor (1983-1992)

Law Enforcement and Firearms

Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission

Tallahassee, Florida

Firearms Instructor (1983-1984)

Pistol and Shotgun

National Rifle Association,

Washington District of Columbia

Level I Instructor (1981-1982)

Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Human Relations and Communications, Crime Prevention, Management, Report Writing, Criminal Law, First Aid and D.U.I.

Utah Council on Peace Officers Standards and Training

Salt Lake City, Utah

Vocational Education Teacher (1976-1979)

Private Security

Kentucky Department of Education

Frankfort, Kentucky

Police Instructor (1977-1979)

Criminal Justice, Patrol Procedures, Criminal Investigations, Traffic Law and Private Security

Kentucky Law Enforcement Council

Richmond, Kentucky

Community Volunteerism and Involvement

2009 Recipient of Earl T. Shinhoster Political Action Award Indiana State NAACP

Adolescent Success Skills Improvement Support Team (ASSIST) Student Mentor

Community Action of Southern Indiana (CASI) -- Board of Directors / Vice Chairperson

Williamsburg Station Homeowners Association -- Board of Directors / President

Clark County Public Defender Board Member

Clark County Drainage Board -- Member / President

County Club Homeowners Association -- Board of Directors / Vice President

Clark County Bar Association -- Member / Past President

Jeffersonville/Clark County NAACP Chapter -- Subscribing Life Member

Jeffersonville Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 100 -- Member / Pro Bono Legal Advisor

Clark County Youth Programs -- Board of Directors

Clark County Teen Court Program -- Student Advocate Mentor

University of Mississippi Fair Housing Law Clinic -- Student Advocate for Indigent Clients

Broward County Big Brothers & Big Sisters -- Big Brother Volunteer / Speakers Bureau

Compassion International, Inc. Thirty-five Plus (35+) Years Child Sponsor

Contact Information
Email: lcooper72@ivytech.edu
Work Phone: 812-246-3301 ext 134350
Alternate Phone:
Fax: N/A
Website: http://ivytech.edu