Scott Donaldson, Professional Law Enforcement Training

Scott Donaldson currently serves as Director of the Collin College Law Enforcement Academy located in McKinney, Texas. Scott is responsible for directing, managing, and promoting all activities of law enforcement training, instruction, staffing, operations, facilities, professional relationships, and regulatory guidelines. Before joining Collin College, Scott served for ten years as a Training Coordinator for the Tarrant County College Criminal Justice Training Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

Scott began his career in 2000 as a correctional officer supervising inmates classified as high risk, under special precautions and protective custody. In 2001, he began his law enforcement career serving as a
patrol officer, field-training officer, certified crime prevention inspector, property crimes detective, major crimes/homicide investigator, and currently holds the rank of Lieutenant. 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 Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Education, International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association, and previously served as President of the Community College Criminal Justice Educators of Texas Association. Scott is a current Associate Member of the Texas Police Chiefs Association and an Active Member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Scott's role has included serving on the Department of Homeland Security Action Team. HSAT members are committed to collaborating and promoting premier programs for awareness, preparedness, prevention, response, and recovery from accidental, intentional, and natural disaster events. Scott 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/wellness, stress management, police ethics, and leadership development. Scott is an International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Education Nationally Certified Instructor and has been invited to speak at numerous law enforcement training centers and municipalities across the country. Scott has developed, instructed, and reviewed curriculum covering a wide variety of topics.

Scott has presented at state and national conferences and 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. Scott is an experienced Franklin Convey "Leading at the Speed of Trust" and "7 Habits of Highly Effective People" facilitator. 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" Awards and two University of North Texas at Dallas-Caruth Police Institute Outstanding Faculty Awards. Additionally, Scott chairs the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Curriculum Committee and Irving ISD Department of Homeland Security Advisory Board.

He also serves on the Collin County Sheriff's Office Advisory Board, Birdville ISD Law Enforcement Advisory Board, The Fort Worth Safe Communities Active Shooter / Disaster Management Task Force and Leadership North Texas Alumni Curriculum Committee. Scott was President of the 107th Institute of Law Enforcement Administration School of Police Supervision and is a proud graduate of Leadership Fort Worth and Leadership North Texas.

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.

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