Chief of Investigations Ben Brown has more than 35 years of investigative experience, in both law enforcement and corrections. Ben served 6 years in the United States Army as a Chief Warrant Officer and Aircraft Commander. He later earned a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science degrees in Criminal Justice from Texas A&M University, Central Texas. Throughout his law enforcement career Ben has obtained several advanced instructor certifications with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education. He served with the Temple Police Department as a Patrol Officer, Detective, Organized Crime Agent, and Patrol Supervisor. He accrued more than 20 years of experience investigating both misdemeanors and felonies to include homicide, sexual assault, robbery and theft, as well as all manner of undercover drug and vice operations. Ben also served for 17 years as a Warden for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice; he was actively involved in investigating gang activity, employee misconduct, introduction of contraband, and both inmate and employee grievances. He has attended hundreds of hours of advanced law enforcement classes and court room testimony. He is an FBI trained and certified hostage negotiator, as well as a certified firearms instructor. Ben has also worked in the private sector in security, loss prevention, and asset recovery.