On Wednesday, January 17, Officer Larry Jones, father of Cadet Tru Jones, spoke with cadets on the dangers of drug use. Jones is a dedicated law enforcement professional with a rich background in service. A U.S. Navy veteran of four years, Jones has carried his commitment to duty into a distinguished 28-year career as a police officer in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. As a tactical instructor and a drug recognition expert instructor, Jones shared with cadets the truths surrounding drug abuse.
Jones says there are many misconceptions when it comes to “gateway drugs,” such as tobacco, vaping, alcohol and marijuana.
“I came to the corps not as a textbook full of theories but as boots on the ground—been there done that—so I could try to present facts and risks to these young in in regard to the use of drugs,” he says.
Jones’s valuable insights and wealth of experience enriched the cadets’ understanding of the dangers of drug use. We extend our heartfelt thanks to Officer Jones for his time, expertise and commitment to the Academy. View more photos here.