Chris Townsend has been a certified police officer since 2002. He currently works for the Madison Police Department in Madison, Alabama as a Corporal in the Patrol Division. Corporal Townsend was assigned to the School Resource Unit in the Special Operations Division from 2006 until 2013. He was assigned to Bob Jones High School. Chris is also the current Education Coordinator for The Alabama Association of School Resource Officers. He has been a “radKids” instructor since March 2012 and is currently serving as the Madison Police Foundation Board President (Madison, Alabama).
Corporal Chris Townsend received the Director’s Award of Excellence in 2002 from the Northeast Alabama Police Academy while he was in attendance at Jacksonville State University. He has also received the Officer of the Year Award from both the Madison Police Department in Madison, Alabama, in 2005 and the Optimist Club of Madison in Madison, Alabama, in 2010.
He is a NASRO (National Association of School Resource Officers, National Practitioner and became a NASRO Instructor in January 2012.