Church Vocations

Criminal Justice Event

From Wallflower to Undercover Agent to Inspector General

Kim Harmon

The TWU Criminal Justice department, the TWU Criminal Justice Club, and the Professional Leadership in Criminal Justice (PLCJ) department are pleased to host a special evening with Tennessee Inspector General Kim Harmon.


Harmon, a McMinn county native, has held the office of Inspector General since 2018, serving earlier in her career as a Special Agent for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) and a Special Agent and Auditor for the Tennessee Department of Revenue.


At the event, Harmon will share stories, experience, and wisdom about how to unveil your career path. 


Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, the event is free, but RSVP is required. A reception and meal will begin at 5 p.m., with the program beginning at 6 p.m.



From Wallflower to Undercover Agent to Inspector General

aka Fraud Fight’n Leader of the Pack


November 10

Meal and Reception at 5 p.m. – Event at 6 p.m.

Free (must RSVP, form on right)

*Students attending will receive Convocation credit



Kim Harmon Bio

Kim Harmon was named Inspector General for the Office of Inspector General (OIG) in January 2018. The OIG identifies and investigates TennCare recipient fraud and abuse. OIG cases include TennCare recipients obtaining healthcare insurance benefits fraudulently and drug cases such as diverting prescriptions paid for by TennCare. 


Kim previously worked as the Special Agent in Charge in the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s (TBI) Training Division from January 2011 to January 2018 where she developed and oversaw several law enforcement academies, including training TBI Special Agents.  She began with TBI in 2001 as a Special Agent in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in the Chattanooga office investigating TennCare provider fraud. These cases included fraudulent billing, pill mills and patient abuse. From 1994 to 2001, she worked for the Tennessee Department of Revenue, first as an Auditor and then as a Special Agent. 


Kim graduated Tennessee State University with a Master of Professional Studies in December 2017, and from Carson-Newman College with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 1987. She graduated Basic Police School from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy in 1998 and maintains her POST certification.  Additional training includes Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange’s Anti-Terrorism Training in Israel, Advanced Undercover Course at the Regional Counterdrug Training Academy in Mississippi, LEAD, Tennessee Government Management Institute, Tennessee Government Executive Institute, and the TBI Leadership Academy.  She is a member of the National Healthcare Antifraud Association, the National Association for Medicaid Program Integrity, and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Healthcare Fraud Prevention Program.