Former Secret Service agent to speak

Radford Jones

As the presidential candidates crisscross the country in last-minute campaigning, the Rochester-Avon Historical Society will present a timely talk.

Presidential Train Travel and the Secret Service will be presented by former U.S. Secret Service agent Radford Jones on Thursday, November 1 from 7- 8:30 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Library, 500 Olde Town, Rochester. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Jones has received numerous awards and commendations for his contributions to our country. In 2005 he was inducted into the MSU Criminal Justice Wall of Fame. An MSU graduate, he teaches master’s-level classes there. He has published articles, appeared on television and made numerous presentations on security and law enforcement.

Rad retired as the Manager of Security and Fire Protection, Ford Motor Company, where he was  instrumental in the development of a global risk assessment process, creation of crisis management teams, emergency response and disaster recovery programs and a global security/fire central communication center.

He retired from the U.S. Secret Service in 1983 as the Special Agent in Charge of the Michigan Division. During his 21-year career he served as a supervisor in a number of field offices and was assigned to Presidential, Vice Presidential and foreign dignitary details. He was responsible for security coordination during the 1976 Presidential inauguration and advance teams for three political conventions. In 2009 he was recognized by Security Magazine as one of the 25 most influential persons in security.

For more information call (248) 266-5440.

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