Sam Houston State (BS Criminal Justice)
University of Virginia (Graduate Coursework)
University of Texas Tyler (Graduate Coursework)
I am a retired law enforcement professional with over thirty-four years of experience in criminal justice. I have worked at all levels of policing from patrolling the streets to managing and supervising hundreds of employees in large geographic areas. I have worked in departments from the state, county, municipal levels and started my police career at a higher education institution. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University. I am also a graduate of two prestigious police management schools; the Northwestern University Traffic Institute School of Staff and Command and the FBI National Academy Session 212.
I am a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) licensed instructor and formerly a firearms instructor with the Texas Department of Public Safety. I have taught classes on case preparation, RADAR, Stinger Spikes and Complaint Investigations. I have provided instruction, leadership and guidance to individuals and groups for over twenty years. My journey in policing has allowed me the opportunity to work with a wide variety of associates and law enforcement professionals at the federal, state and local level.
I retired from the Texas Department of Public Safety in 2009 with the rank of Major. I retired completely from law enforcement in 2014 but currently carry a Special Ranger Commission with the Texas Department of Public Safety. I am also in the process of obtaining my private investigator license and establishing my own business. I believe I have a significant amount of knowledge and understanding of the American criminal justice system and would enjoy sharing that knowledge with students whose interest and or ambitions are in that field. Modern policing is more challenging today than it has ever been. The men and women who carry a badge and take an oath to protect the constitution and their fellow citizens are to be commended for their bravery and dedication. I would be glad to provide guidance and assistance to any student whether they intend to make policing their profession, or simply wish to take a criminal justice course to further their educational goals.
-BS Degree in Criminal Justice.
-FBI National Academy Graduate
-Retired Major with the Highway Patrol
-Former Chief Deputy and Police Chief
-Over 6000 hours of TCOLE certified training
Being retired has its advantages; it allows me the flexibility to work around others' schedules. I would enjoy the opportunity to interact with serious students who wish to gain further knowledge and insight into the American criminal justice system. I am a retired law enforcement professional with over thirty-four years of experience in criminal justice. I have worked at all levels of policing from patrolling the streets to managing and supervising hundreds of employees in large geographic areas. I have worked in departments from the state, county, municipal levels and started my police
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I graduated from Sam Houston State University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice/Police Administration. I began a career in the criminal justice arena in 1980, working for the Texas prison system. I then began my long and tenured service in law enforcement, as a police officer at a University. I then moved on to the Texas Department of Public Safety in 1987 and promoted through the ranks until retiring as a Major with the Texas Highway Patrol in 2009. I have since worked as a Chief Deputy for a Sheriff's Office and as a Chief of Police. I am a graduate of the FBI National Academy Session 212 and the Northwestern University School of Staff and Command. I have been involved in all aspects of law enforcement and emergency management at the state and local levels of government throughout my career.