Richard JordanDirector, Samarcand Training Academy

Richard C. Jordan, Jr.,  was named director of the Samarcand Training Academy in 2014. Before joining Public Safety, Jordan worked as a sworn police officer in Aberdeen and Hickory, then as a special agent with the Navy Criminal Investigative Service. He then spent more than two decades working as a special
agent with the U.S Department of Justice Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives during which time he served as national program manager where he oversaw the delivery of their in-service training program and implemented the agency’s Firearms Instructor Training Program.

Jordan holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Gardner Webb University and a master’s degree in human resources training and development from Seton Hall University.