My name is Josh Franken and I am an adjunct instructor at Bacone College. I also work for the Department of Justice. I provide integrated program support for the United States Department of Justice, Operations Services Staff’s customers, projects, and organizational initiatives in support of Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) strategic objectives. I assist in managing relationships with Federal stakeholders, contractors, and vendors in service delivery and monitoring and reporting activities associated with National Crime databases. I work with tribes across the nation to solution procurement, onboarding and vetting, training, and audit success.
My prior experience encompasses serving in various capacities at the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. These included Tribal Police Officer, Tribal Police Detective specializing in acts of family violence (Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault/Elder Abuse, Child Abuse etc.). I was as a trainer for several years at Fox Valley Technical College working with tribes across the nation delivering a shared vision of various Community Policing projects. I worked as a trainer for Tribal Public Safety Innovations and was a key member of the National Indian Youth Academy. I have experience in Tribal Housing, Tribal Social Services, Tribal Police, Corrections, Program Management and educator of Criminal Justice projects. I was also an instructor at the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training for 12 years teaching various classes to hundred of recruits. Courses ranging from Interview and Interrogation, Confrontational Skills Simulation, Defensive Tactics, Use of Force, Solo Officer Responses, Traffic Stops and several other classes.
I earned an undergraduate degree from Eastern Oregon University in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. I than transferred to Western Oregon University to pursue and achieve a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice. I have held certifications in Police and Corrections.