Professor Jim Babcock served in law enforcement for 40 years. Jim retired from the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department as a Chief Deputy and retired from the Santa Clara County Department of Correction as its Chief. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics from the California State University in Sacramento and a Masters of Public Administration degree from Golden Gate University. He is a graduate of the FBI's National Academy and California POST Command College.
Chief Babcock has been a long standing member of the Large Jail Network of the US National Institute of Corrections in Longmont, Colorado and Special Committee member and trainer for the California Board of Corrections. Chief Babcock has been a member of and presenter for the American Jail Association and the American Correctional Association, California State Sheriffs' Association and California Peace Officers' Association.
Professor Babcock has been a private consultant in long range strategic planning and technology planning. He contracted with the Sacramento County District attorney to facilitate the County's Technology Master Plan. He has facilitated many planning processes.
Professor Babcock and his wife Maryl-lee have four children and two grandchildren and reside in Elk Grove, California. He has worked at Union Institute & University since 2004 and serves on the university's Academic Review Committee.
M.A. Public Administration, Golden Gate University
Graduate courses in management, Cal-Poly and University of Virginia