Meet our Instructors

Byron Boston


Byron Boston began his law enforcement career with the Dallas Police Department in May 1996. In January of 1998, he was selected to join a Uniformed Drug Task Force.  While on this task force, Byron participated in numerous Knock & Talk operations, conducted surveillance on chronic drug house complaints, and made hundreds of felony drug arrests.  In September of 2003, Byron was selected to work on a violent crime task force with ATF.  While assigned to the task force, he was the lead undercover officer on numerous long-term narcotic & firearm investigations, one of which lasted nearly a year in duration.  Read More...

Jon Britton

Sgt. Jon Britton began his law enforcement career with the Shelby/Panola County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force in 1991.  For the past 20 years, Sgt Britton he has worked with the Plano, Texas Police Department completing various assignments that included: patrol officer, narcotics detective, K-9 handler, field training officer, and Criminal Investigations Division supervisor.  Sgt. Britton was instrumental in the formation of the Plano Police Departments first Criminal Interdiction unit and the Hotel/Motel Interdiction position for the Narcotics Unit.  He currently serves as supervisor over the Crime Prevention and Warrant Units with the Plano Police Department.  Read More...

Larry Gordon

Larry Gordon started his career with the Dallas Police Department in 1995. In June of 1997 Larry was selected to be a part of the Dallas Police Department's Specialized Crime Unit. After several productive years with the Specialized Crime Unit, Larry transferred to the Narcotics Division.  Larry was the lead Detective on countless narcotic investigations. His duties included, but not limited to, executing dynamic entry search warrants, conducting undercover drug buys and training new detectives that joined he unit.  In 2004, Larry transferred to the Dallas Police Department’s coveted SWAT Team where he is currently assigned.  Read More..

Donna Edelen

Donna Edelen began her law enforcement career with the Prince William County Police Department in July 2004.  After serving as a patrol officer for approximately seven years, Donna was selected to join the Prince William County Police Narcotics Task Force.  While on this task force, Donna participated in hundreds of undercover operations that included street-level drug buys, prostitution stings, and upper-level narcotic investigations.  

In 2013 Donna participated in a FBI investigation dubbed Operation Family Guys, targeting cocaine and crack distribution networks in Northern Virginia.  The investigation utilized wiretaps, physical and electronic surveillance, and controlled purchases.  Read More...

Harry Haynes


Harry Haynes began his law enforcement career with the Houston Police Department in 1994, where he served faithfully for four years.  In July of 1998, Harry was given the unique opportunity to serve with the Dallas Police Department.  He started his career serving as a patrol officer and was quickly promoted to Senior Corporal.  After his promotion, Harry was transferred to one of the cities toughest areas where he developed a knack for arresting violent criminals and drug dealers.


In 2006 Harry was selected as a Detective to join a street-level narcotic team.  For the next two years, Harry and his team would primarily investigate low level drug dealers and conduct dynamic entry search warrants at “Trap and Stash Houses.” Read More...

Anita Seamans

Anita Seamans Ph.D. is the director of the Southwest Regional Law Enforcement Academy, located in Southwest Colorado. Anita began her career with the Live Oak Police Department. She worked for the police department for 31 years and was a member of the criminal investigations unit for 20 years.  Anita has investigated a wide range of criminal cases including capital murder, sexual assault, robbery, negligent homicide, child abuse, credit card fraud, drug offenses, burglary and theft. Anita has prosecuted persons in both state and federal courts.


Anita participated in a multi-jurisdictional SWAT team and has served that team as a combat medic, sniper, sniper team leader, assistant commander and commander.  Read More...

Scott Donaldson

Scott Donaldson began his professional career in 2000 serving as a police officer with the Bryan Police Department in Bryan, Texas.  He has experience as a patrol officer, field training officer, certified crime prevention inspector, property crimes detective, and major crimes/homicide investigator.  In 2008, Scott was hired as a training coordinator for the Criminal Justice Training Center located at Tarrant County College (TCC-CJTA) in Fort Worth, Texas to facilitate training to new recruits.  TCC-CJTA is one of the premier law enforcement training academies in the North Texas Metropolitan area.  Over forty (40) police agencies send their new recruits to this academy based on its outstanding reputation.  Scott’s current assignment at TCC-CJTA involves providing organizational coordination, developmental support, and instructional support by coordinating continuing education courses for law enforcement.  Read More...

Diana Scotto

Dianna Scotto is a retired New York City Police Department Sergeant with 23 years of law enforcement experience. The first seven years of her career were spent as a uniformed patrol officer in Staten Island.  Upon promotion to Sergeant in 1994, she was transferred to Brooklyn as a Patrol Supervisor. From 1999 through 2009 she was assigned to the NYPD’s Gang Division where during her tenure she served with over 350 assigned officers.  Read More...


Alisha Shoates James

Alisha Shoates James began her law enforcement career with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD) in January 2005. After working patrol for several years, she was selected to join the Crime Suppression Unit (CSU).   While working in the CSU as an undercover detective, Alisha participated in numerous criminal investigations, obtained and served search warrants, participated in undercover narcotics operations, participated in undercover prostitution operations, and conducted surveillance. All of which resulted in several state and federal convictions.  In September 2009, Alisha was selected to serve as a White House Intern under the Obama Administration in the Office of Presidential Personnel.   Read More...

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