Lewis Eakins, PhD

Director of Public Safety
Silver Most Valuable Member


Chief Eakins has over 35 years of law enforcement, emergency management, and security consulting experience. He is board certified in Security Management by ASIS International. Chief Eakins is a 2014 graduate of FEMA's National Emergency Management Executive Academy, Cohort II.Over his career, he has authored several articles in both peer-reviewed journals and trade magazines. Chief Eakins has been a frequent speaker at conferences, and he currently teaches Emergency Management courses at Idaho State University and Oakwood University as an adjunct professor.


Walden University
Public Policy and Administration - Homeland Security Policy & Coordination
2011 To 2016
Dissertation: Extent of Academic Continuity Planning at HBCU's in the State of Alabama

Bellevue University
Nebraska, United States
Master of Science
Security Management / Homeland Security
2005 To 2007

Athens State University
Alabama, United States
Bachelor of Science
Criminal Justice & Business Administration

Calhoun Community College
Alabama, United States
Associate of Science
Police Science