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 in Fort Worth, Texas. In February 2018 Scott was selected to serve as the new Director of the Collin College Law Enforcement Academy in McKinney, Texas.

Scott has been invited to speak at numerous law enforcement training centers across the country and has presented at state and national conferences. Scott was selected as a finalist for the TCCD NW Minnie Piper Award and Annual Chancellor’s Award.  Scott has been the recipient of a Golden Apple Teaching Award, Chancellor's Quarterly Employee Excellence Award for Student Success, divisional “Outstanding Leadership” and “Outstanding Teaching” award and two University of North Texas at Dallas-Caruth Police Institute Outstanding Faculty Awards. Additionally, Scott is the current chairman of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Basic Peace Officer Update Committee and Irving ISD Homeland Security Advisory Board and serves on the Birdville ISD Law Enforcement Advisory Board, Board, The Fort Worth Safe Communities Active Shooter / Disaster Management Task Force, and is proud graduate of Leadership Fort Worth and Leadership North Texas.


Scott’s role has also included serving on the Department of Homeland Security Action Team. Members are committed to collaborating and promoting premier programs for awareness, preparedness, prevention, response, and recovery from accidental, intentional, and natural disaster events. Scott is a FEMA certified Community College Citizen Preparedness Program (3CP2) instructor and previously served as Coordinator of the TSA Office of Law Enforcement / Federal Air Marshal Service Crew Member Self Defense program.


Scott is a recognized subject matter expert in emotional intelligence, stress management, police ethics, and leadership development. Scott has developed, instructed, and reviewed curriculum covering a wide variety of topics and has a vast knowledge of utilizing systematic differences associated with adult learning styles. Scott serves as an instructor/facilitator for the Institute of Law Enforcement Administration, Professional Law Enforcement Training (PLET), The Caruth Police Institute, and Strategic Government Resources. Additionally, Scott is an Experienced Franklin Convey "Leading at the Speed of Trust" & "7 Habits of Highly Effective People" facilitator.


Scott holds several instructor certificates and is the recipient of many police commendations and accolades for his service in the community. Scott is a proud member of the National Criminal Justice Association, Texas Community College Teachers Association, International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association and previously served as president of the Community College Criminal Justice Educators of Texas Association. 


Scott has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Washburn University, a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati, and holds a TCOLE Master Peace Officer and Advanced Instructor Certificate.  In his off time, Scott enjoys spending time with his wife and best friend Nancy, outdoor activities, cooking, and is an avid runner. Scott has a passion for fitness and wellness and holds certifications as a Nutrition and Wellness Consultant, Healthy Running Coach, Running Injury Prevention Specialist, and Cooper Institute Law Enforcement Fitness Specialist.