Episode 17: Wake Tech's Public Safety Programs

Wake Tech's Public Safety Education Campus, which opened in 2008, offers more training technologies and components under one roof than any other facility of its kind. Its state-of-the-art facilities include a forensics lab, an incident command center, simulation and defensive tactics rooms and a mock courtroom and jail. Dr. Jamie Wicker takes you behind the scenes and introduces you to the college's public safety programs. Hear more about how Wake Tech is focused on the future while training students to meet the demands of today's workforce.

Published on:Jun. 21, 2022

Episode Guest

Dr. Jamie Wicker

Dr. Jamie Wicker is the provost of the Public Safety Education Division and chief campus officer of the Public Safety Education Campus.

Prior to joining Wake Tech, she served as the associate vice president of Transportation and Public Safety at Johnston Community College. She planned, organized and directed the academic, faculty, student support and administrative activities of curriculum and continuing education classes for Transportation and Public Safety programs. She previously served as director of student learning at the Harnett Main Campus of Central Carolina Community College.

Wicker has almost 20 years of law enforcement experience. She has served in a variety of agencies, including the Harnett County Sheriff's Office and the Spring Lake Police Department. She is currently a reserve officer for the Lillington and Benson police departments. She holds a doctoral degree in education from Wingate University, a master's degree in justice administration from Methodist University and a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Appalachian State University.