College of Criminal Justice News

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Real Talk with CJ: Special Agent Schanta C. Jones

Tuesday Sep 22, 2009
2:00 pm - 3:00pm
CJ Cafe (CJava)

Agent Jones is a 1992 graduate of Howard University in Washington, DC, where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Administration of Justice. She completed her internship at the United States Attorney’s Office in Washington, DC, and later clerked for a short period at the United States Court for the District of Columbia.

In January 1993, she accepted employment as a Deputy United States Marshal with the U.S. Department of Justice, United States Marshals Service in Washington, DC, where she served until July 2002. As a DUSM, Agent Jones participated in high-threat major trials, high-profile protective details, witness security movements, fugitive investigations, execution of court orders, and of course the transportation and security of some of the nation’s most violent criminals.

In July 2002, Agent Jones transferred to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Air Marshals in Houston, Texas, where her chief mission was to secure the skyways from acts of violence and terrorism.

In April 2004, Agent Jones accepted one of her most challenging assignments when she transferred to the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General in Houston, Texas. OIG’s focus is the deterrence of waste, fraud, and abuse within its Department. While at OIG, Agent Jones participated in the investigation and arrest of Justice Department employees from the FBI, DEA, ATF, USMS, USAO, Bureau of Prisons, and U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee.

In April 2008, Agent Jones accepted her current assignment with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, Office of Internal Affairs in Houston, Texas. Her mission as a CBP Internal Affairs Special Agent is clear and critically important – to help promote the integrity and security of the CBP workforce.

She is the mother of two daughters and has one grandson.


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