Lt. Col. Michael Jones is the current Executive Director, CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) having been appointed in the position from 1st March 2021.
Lt. Col. Jones commenced his tenure at the Agency on 1st March 2009 as the Deputy Director, Joint Regional Communications Centre (JRCC) located in Barbados; one of two operational sub-agencies of the CARICOM IMPACS with a primary focus on border security. Within eighteen (18) months, by October 2010 he was promoted and confirmed in the position of Director, JRCC. The nomenclature of the position was changed in 2012 to Chief Operations Officer (COO), Border Security when the Agency underwent a review and a change in structure.
For six (6) years, he led the JRCC with distinction increasing strategic partnerships and making it one of the most recognizable regional security operational entities throughout the Region. On 6th January 2018 as the most senior officer on staff, Lt. Col. Michael Jones was appointed Executive Director (Ag.), CARICOM IMPACS by the Council of Ministers of National Security and Law Enforcement while maintaining his substantive duties as COO, Border Security at the JRCC.
On 1st March 2021, upon completion of a Community recruitment process, Lt. Col. Jones was offered the substantive position of Executive Director, CARICOM IMPACS.
A national of Barbados, he holds a baccalaureate degree in Mathematics and Computer Science, and a Master of Science degree in Project Management & Evaluation, both from Cave Hill Campus, University of West Indies and a Master of Research from the University of Liverpool. He has been a serving member of the Barbados Defence Force as a Commissioned Officer (Reserves) for the last twenty-seven (27) years; and currently serves as the Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee for the entire Barbados Defence Force.
Over the last fifteen (15) years, he has also been a part-time lecturer in Management Studies Department of Cave Hill, teaching in the area of Information Systems and Computer Applications for Business and also serves as a Member of the inaugural Advisory Committee of the Centre for Biosecurity Studies at Cave Hill Campus.