The Career Institute main offices are located in Middle,
Tennessee with partner instructors across America and now in Canada.
The Career Institute is a United States based school with
International affiliates that offers worldwide instruction in law
enforcement, criminal investigation, private investigation, security,
and first aid.
Established in 1999, the Career Institute maintains a virtual
police academy that offers criminal investigation and other important
certification that is valuable for opportunities and advancement in the
ever growing high tech fields of homeland security, private security,
private investigation and law enforcement. Instructor Jim Gibbs is
licensed by the Tennessee Protective Services Division as a state
Our objective is to provide an affordable solution to
certification needs. Certification has become important in the job
market and even more valuable and necessary with each passing day.
Our courses provide a useful alternative. Prepared by leaders in
their respective fields, and often transferable to select colleges for
credit if desired, the career courses at the Career Institute are
powerful tools for those seeking employment or promotion. The Career
Institute Center is recognized by several colleges and universities,
which offer advanced college degrees.
The Law Enforcement/Security Certification is taught by a state
certified Peace Officers Standards and Training Instructor. School
Director and Head Instructor, Jim Gibbs, is licensed by the Tennessee
Protective Services Division as a state certified trainer of armed
security officers including police baton, chemical sprays and Taser. Jim
Gibbs has been certified by the Utah Peace Officer Standards and
Training Commission since 1977 as a police instructor and has held
teaching credentials in the State of Nevada for adult vocational
education in law enforcement. Jim Gibbs was also the training manager
for Wackenhut Security Services in Nashville. He had 500 officers
in Nashville of which 75 were armed. They contracted with Nashville and
maintained security including the metal detector services for all the
courts and government offices.
Mr. Gibbs is also certified by both the Red Cross and the
American Health and Safety Institute to teach First Aid, CPR and AED.
The Career Institute is an authorized AHSI Training Center. Departments
in Middle Tennessee can arrange their First Aid, CPR and AED training by
contacting The Career Institute.
Jim Gibbs first entered law enforcement in the San Francisco Bay
area of California in 1966. Mr. Gibbs Graduated from the University of
Nevada, Reno with a bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice.
Attended an additional two years of undergraduate work at Weber State
College majoring in Law Enforcement and participated in first year of
graduate studies pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.
Jim attended numerous academies and schools with emphasis on law
enforcement, law, adult education, and real estate. Jim Gibbs graduated
valedictorian from the Reno Nevada Police Academy and from the Utah
Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Instructors’ School. Graduated
from Professional Career Development Institute of Norcross, Georgia as a
Certified Para-Legal with specialties in Civil Litigation and Real
Estate. Jim Gibbs has taught at two major Universities. Along with his
Instructor duties at the Career Institute he is also currently a
constable in the jurisdiction of Cannon County Tennessee, USA.
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Richard Johns is an associate instructor in Canada. He is a
recognized United States Police Defensive Tactics Association
Instructor, is a licensed Instructor of the Saskatchewan Justice
Department's required Security Officer Course, is a certified PPCT
Defensive Tactics Instructor, has attended seminars hosted by FBI Agents
and is the owner of Lionheart Security Consulting & Tactical Training.