Officer Sammie Wicks currently serves as a Crisis Response Officer with the Aurora Police Department’s Crisis Response Team in Aurora, Colorado. He has also served as a patrol officer and an investigator with this agency. Prior to serving with the Aurora Police Department, Officer Wicks served with the Memphis Police Department in Memphis, Tennessee.
He holds an M.A. in International Security from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver with a specialization in Middle Eastern and North African Religious and Political Thought. He also holds a B.A. in History from Rhodes College.
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