Chris Haney, M.S.

Chris HaneyInstructor and Undergraduate Coordinator

Director of Undergraduate Forensic Investigation Degree Program 

110 Brewer Hall
(256) 782-5516

Chris Haney is an instructor in Forensic Investigation. He currently holds a M.S. in Criminal Justice from Jacksonville State University and is working on his doctorate degree at the University of Alabama.  Mr. Haney is the Director of the department's internship program. 

Haney worked in the field of law enforcement for twenty-two years. He served time in all areas of police work: patrol, community policing, school resource, investigations, narcotics, and tactical. He worked crimes of sexual and physical abuse and homicide of children for over nine years and spent six years as a supervisor with the Etowah County Drug Task Force. He served as assistant team leader and as the lead hostage negotiator for the Gadsden/Etowah County Joint Special Operations Group. He spent twenty years as a use-of-force instructor. Haney has won several awards including Life-Saver, Public Achievement Awards, and was named Police Officer of the year seven times.

Haney's main levels of interests include homicide investigations, interview and interrogation, and the psychology of criminal conduct.