Rodney Jacobs is an City Executive and Social Catalyst. He is the Interim Executive Director of the City of Miami Civilian Investigative Panel, a police oversight department in the City of Miami, which purpose is to conduct independent Investigations of police officers involved in misconduct.
Rodney completed his B.A. from Hiram College, a master’s degree in Public Health and Public Administration from the University of Miami. And earned his Law Degree from the University of Dayton School of Law. He recently began his academic teaching career as a lecturer and adjunct professor at the Florida International University (FIU), Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs, teaching courses in Criminal Justice, Law, leadership and Public Administration.
Rodney is formally an Military Intelligence Officer for the United Sates Army Reserve, and currently a Company Commander for the Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC) at the 436 Civil Affairs Battalion in the United Sates Army Reserve where he counsels and advises foreign and domestic key leaders on government, economics, safety, health and social remedies/policies, and commands over 100 soldiers. He serves on the executive board as Vice Chair of Engage Miami which promotes Civic Leadership and engagement, while supporting youth civic training for personal and professional development .Also, efficiently mobilizes resources for innovation and a positive change within the legal, health, and policing profession through his leadership positions with the United Way of Miami, Miami-Dade County Black Affairs Advisory Board, and the National Association of Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE). Also, with his dynamic skills and versatile understanding of the legal landscape he is a noted speaker, and columnist to multiple organizations on policing, law, health and society throughout the country.