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 (TCCD-CJTC) in Fort Worth, Texas to facilitate training to new recruits. TCCD-CJTC 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 TCCD-CJTC involves providing organizational coordination, developmental support, and instructional support by coordinating continuing education courses for law enforcement.
Additionally, Scott serves on the Department of Homeland Security Action Team which is a national resource for homeland security training and education through strategically located community colleges. 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 also a FEMA certified Community College Citizen Preparedness Program (3CP2) instructor. The goal of 3CP2 is to train U.S. citizens through the nation’s community colleges on specific protective actions to save lives and minimize injuries after a disaster and before arrival of first responders. Scott previously served as Coordinator of the TSA Office of Law Enforcement / Federal Air Marshal Service Crew Member Self Defense program. Each of these roles has provided Scott the opportunity to gain experience in revamping, developing and coordinating innovative training/programs to ensure student success.
Scott has been recognized as a subject matter expert and has developed and instructed several courses and programs covering various topics. Scott currently serves as an instructor for the Institute of Law Enforcement Administration and as a professional facilitator for Strategic Government Resources. Scott has presented at state and national conferences and 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, the Chancellor's Quarterly Employee Excellence Award for Student Success, and divisional “Outstanding Leadership” and “Outstanding Teaching” awards. Scott currently serves on the TCOLE Law Update Committee, TCCTA Professional Development Committee, Birdville ISD Law Enforcement Advisory Board, Irving ISD Criminal Justice Advisory Board, The Fort Worth Safe Communities Active Shooter Task Force and Disaster Management Task Force, and Leadership Fort Worth Board of Directors where he chairs a public relations task force. Scott is also a proud graduate of Leadership North Texas.
Scott is a proud member of the National Criminal Justice Association, Texas Community College Teachers Association, International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association and currently serves as president of the Community College Criminal Justice Educators of Texas Association. Scott sponsors the student Criminal Justice Club and serves on state and national committees assisting with higher education and criminal justice curriculum development.
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 Certificate. In his off time, Scott enjoys spending time with his wife and best friend Nancy, outdoor activities, cooking and is an avid runner.