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Adjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice
School of Humanities, Education and the Arts
Adjunct Faculty
The Millard & JJ Oakley School
A.S., Vol State Community College
B.S., Bethel University
M.S.P., Cumberland University
M.S., University of Virginia

Deputy Chief Mullins is a 26- year veteran of the Mt. Juliet Police Department.  Currently serving as second in command and directly oversees the operational functions of the Patrol, Investigations, Special Operations, Canine, Training and Development, and Animal Control divisions.  He is responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, and day to day activities of the department.

However, most of his career has been spent in investigations.  Deputy Chief Mullins has served as an investigator in both Special Operations and Criminal Investigation Divisions, and eventually led both units.  Deputy Chief Mullins has also served as a general operator, shield operator, and team leader on the Mt. Juliet Police Department’s Special Response Team.  He is an active member of the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

While serving at the Mt. Juliet Police Department, Deputy Chief Mullins returned to pursue his education receiving his associate degree from Volunteer State Community College, bachelor’s degree from Bethel University, and his graduate degree from Cumberland University in Public Service Management. Additionally, Deputy Chief Mullins is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Staff and Command, the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy, and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director’s Academy.  Moreover, he is a certified department instructor in the fields of de-escalation tactics, field training, less lethal impact munitions, chemical and distraction devices.

Deputy Chief Mullins has also been happily married to his wife Tina Mullins for twenty-four years.  The two have one daughter, Lauren Mullins.  Additionally, they have two dogs Brody and Luna.