Trooper Daniel (Dan) Jones has been a Trooper with the Massachusetts State Police for 15 years, after assignments at the Grafton and Shelburne Falls Barracks, he served as a Fire and Explosion Investigator for 7 years. In 2014, Dan was assigned to the Bomb Squad and became a certified Explosives Detection Canine handler with his partner EK-9 Dash in June of 2015. Trooper Jones graduated from FBI Hazardous Devices School (HDS) in March of 2016. Trooper Jones holds a Bachelor of Science and Technology Degree from Oklahoma State University in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology as well as a Master of Arts Degree from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in Criminal Justice with a Graduate Certificate in Security Studies.
Since attending Hazardous Devices School, Trooper Jones has attended advanced training to include: FBI Tactical Bomb Technician, ATF Advanced Explosives Disposal Techniques, FBI Manual Techniques, and a variety of other training. Trooper Jones is a member of the FBI Boston Level 5 Stabilization Team, the Massachusetts State Police Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Team, and the Massachusetts State Police Special Operations Medical Group.
Prior to his career with the State Police, Trooper Jones served as both a Call and Career Firefighter/EMT and the Department Fire Prevention Officer on the Lunenburg Fire Department.