RICK SAMPLES is the Liaison Manager for the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO) Bomb-Making Materials Awareness Program. He has been in law enforcement for over 30 years, including 10 years with the JSO and 20 years as a Special Agent with the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). An ATF Certified Explosives Specialist, Samples has experience in explosives identification, application and effects of commercial and military explosives, explosives laws and regulations, safe handling and use of explosive materials, post-blast investigation techniques, advanced explosives disposal techniques, homemade explosives, and advanced ordnance recognition for law enforcement. He served as the lead post-blast investigator for the bombing of the Richmond County (NC) courthouse in September 2001. Samples holds a bachelor’s degree in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University and a graduate certificate in Explosives Technology from Missouri University of Science and Technology.
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