Rick Samples is Director of Investigations for the Office of Inspector General in Jacksonville, Fla. Prior to this position, he served as the Liaison Manager for the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Bomb-Making Materials Awareness Program (BMAP), a product of the DHS Office for Bombing Prevention (OBP). A law enforcement veteran with over 30 years of experience, Rick is a graduate of the FBI Hazardous Devices School, a retired Special Agent with the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and an ATF Certified Explosives Specialist. He is also certified by OBP to teach the Bombing Prevention Awareness Course, the Protective Measures Course, and Introduction to the Terrorist Attack Cycle, among others. Rick holds a bachelor’s degree in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University as well as a graduate certificate in Explosives Technology from Missouri University of Science and Technology.