MADD January 2022 Officer of the Month
Corporal L.C. Jones
Henrico County Virginia Police Department
MADD National selects Corporal L.C. (Craig) Jones as our Officer of the Month for January 2022. Corporal Jones is with the Henrico County Police Division in Virginia.
Corporal Jones has been a member of the Henrico County Police Division for almost 21 years. In this time, he has been assigned to Patrol Operations and currently serves on the Special Operations Group as a Crash Team Investigator. He has served in this role since early 2017. Corporal Jones has investigated numerous fatal/injury crashes that involve impairment. These crashes involve very complex investigations and countless hours to prepare for trial.
Corporal Jones has served part-time on the DUI Team since 2009. He received the MADD Law Enforcement Award for his impaired driving prevention efforts in Henrico County in 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021. Over the course of his career, he has made a total of 517 arrests for impaired driving. During the last calendar year, he made five impaired driving arrests, one of which was from a fatal crash that involved the family member of a local Henrico County official. This case is still currently awaiting adjudication.
One of Corporal Jones strongest contributions to impaired driving prevention and enforcement is his commitment to education. He serves as the Chief DUI Instructor for the Police Division in Henrico County. He is a certified Drug Recognition Expert (DRE), a certification he attained in 2017, and has remained very active with the program. He is responsible for the successful training of over 30 police recruits this year alone. He has instructed a total of 13 Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) courses with an average of 30 students in each class. This course is designed to help perfect the student’s ability to perform the standardized field sobriety tests and help identify drug impairment. In addition to his ARIDE instruction, Corporal Jones just recently completed instructing his second DRE school. He has instructed 35 students in the DRE course and remains a committed contact when the need arises.
MADD National is proud to recognize Corporal Craig Jones as the January 2022 Officer of the Month. We thank him for his many years of dedicated service to the citizens of Henrico County and the State of Virginia. Thank you to Program Specialist Cristi Cousins in the MADD Virginia Office for her nomination of Corporal Jones for this recognition.