Bill Scollon, is the Director of the State Office of Criminal Justice Programs, a strategic planning and funding source for state and local criminal justice agencies. Bill has successfully secured a variety of training from state and federal agencies for hundreds of criminal justice practitioners across the state. He sits on several boards and working groups to assist in the enhancement of the criminal justice system in Tennessee.
Bill’s 30 year career has been spent in a variety of jobs in the criminal justice field. He has worked in the private sector in security and investigations. He has worked for non –profit agencies in the field of child custody. Additionally, he has worked for both the state and federal government in law enforcement and probation and parole. He has worked both in the field and central office positions. He has served on policy writing and training committees.
Bill is also an adjunct faculty member at Middle Tennessee State University where he has served since 1994. He has taught a variety of classes from criminology and juvenile delinquency in the sociology department to criminal justice and corrections in the criminal justice department. In this capacity he has also been instrumental in bringing guest lecturers and other criminal justice functions to the University. Bill volunteers as a Boy Scout Leader and a middle school cross country coach.
Bill received his undergraduate degree in criminal justice from Auburn University in 1981. While there he served as both vice president and president of the Auburn chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association. He received his Masters in Criminal Justice from Middle Tennessee State University in 1994. He is also a graduate of the University of Tennessee, “Tennessee Government Management Institute”.