NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is announcing a new addition to its Public Information Office, in an effort to provide enhanced services and community relations to West Tennessee.

Micheal Jones formerly served as the Director of Communications for the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and the Nashville School of Law, and is a licensed attorney.

Beginning Monday, September 25th, Micheal will be handling TBI public information communications for the West region of the state. He will be based in the Jackson office, and at times, the Memphis office. He will work to provide services to Judicial Districts 24 through 30, which comprise 21 counties in the west Tennessee region. Michael becomes the second TBI Communications Officer to serve a specific part of the state, working to foster stronger relationships with the media while spearheading more opportunities for the agency to be involved in community outreach projects and programs.

Communications Officers Josh DeVine and Susan Niland will continue to serve Headquarters, and Judicial Districts 9 through 23, and Leslie Earhart covers Judicial Districts 1 through 8, in the upper east region of Tennessee. As always, please direct all email inquiries about TBI-related matters to You can follow Micheal on Twitter at @TBIMicheal. Other public information team members can be followed at @TBInvestigation, @TBIJoshDeVine, @TBISusanNiland, and @TBILeslie.  We are happy to having Micheal as part of the team, and look forward to you getting to know him.