Special Agent Joel F. Wade is a sixteen-year Law Enforcement veteran with fifteen of those years spent with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation as a Special Agent Criminal Investigator assigned to the Technical Services Unit as a Digital Forensics Examiner.
Special Agent Wade is assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
Mr. Wade’s current area of research is in small scale digital devices, reverse engineering applications, and malware on smartphones. Special Agent Wade has taught at the National Forensics Academy, TBI Special Agent Academy, TBI State and Local Academy, TBI Forensic Science Academy and TN-ICAC Conference in the area of Digital Forensics.
Special Agent Wade developed and teaches Digital Forensics, Mobile Forensics, and Introduction to Cyber Security as an Adjunct Instructor at Cumberland University in Lebanon Tennessee. Special Agent Wade received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Tennessee Technological University, with a Minor in Sociology in May of 1999. He received his Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga in August of 2002.