Spotlight on: Thomas Bradley, crime scene investigator

Oxford PD Thomas Bradley

Oxford Crime Scene Investigator Thomas Bradley. Photo by Stephen Gross / The Anniston Star

Thomas Bradley is celebrating 40 years of service in law enforcement. He is currently an officer with the Oxford Police Department assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division. He has completed approximately 250 different classes, seminars and training courses during his career, including forensic training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va., certification with the FBI Hazardous Devices School, as well as several BATF&E explosive training classes at the National Center for Explosives Training and Research.

Why did you get into law enforcement? Originally, I was not planning a career in criminal justice, but I was encouraged by two friends to submit my application to the Anniston Police Department, where I received an appointment subsequent to testing and a screening process. Once employed, I took a great interest in crime scene investigations and the handling of physical evidence.