Aug. 10, 23–Joshua Jones / Youth Violence Prevention Coordinator, City of Mobile

Prior to being named the Youth Violence Prevention Coordinator for the City of Mobile, Joshua has served as a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service, a Police officer with the City of Mobile for six years and eleven years as an Officer in the Army National Guard. He graduated in 2011 from the University of South Alabama with his bachelor’ and in 2017 from Liberty University with his masters. With over ten years of experience in Law Enforcement Joshua has emerged as a leading voice for 21st Century Policing Practices. In his current capacity he serves as the subject matter expert in violence prevention efforts surrounding the youth in the city. By utilizing his skill, knowledge and training in behavioral analysis, threat assessment and violent risk factor identification, Joshua has proven vital in the City’s ability to combat youth violence. Joshua is currently an active board member with the USA Black Alumni Association and an active USA Lifetime Alumni Member. He also serves on the board for Mobile United and is currently a member of the 2023 Leadership Mobile Class. He is also a 2017 graduate of Connect Mobile and recent inductee into the 100 Black Men of Greater Mobile. Joshua is currently serving as the President of Project THRIVE, the City of Mobile’s Non-Profit Trauma Informed Initiative. Over the years, Joshua has been given the Officer of the Month, Excellent Police Duty, Commanders Citation, and Chief’s Unit of the Year award from the Mobile Police Department. He has also received numerous awards during his time in the Alabama Army National Guard for his leadership and strategic prowess. He was also recognized by Mobile Bay Magazine in 2017 for his work with the Santa with a Badge initiative and as one of Mobile’s 40 under 40 class of 2023.