Instructor: Scott Donaldson

Scott Donaldson
Biography: Scott Donaldson serves as Director and Chief Administrator 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, activities, facilities, professional relationships and regulatory guidelines. Prior to joining Collin College, Scott served for 10 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 and major crimes/homicide investigator. Scott holds several instructor certificates and is the recipient of many police commendations and accolades for his service in the community. Scott previously served on the Department of Homeland Security Action Team and as Coordinator of the TSA Office of Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service Crew Member Self Defense program. Scott is experienced in international policing initiatives through his work with the International Association of Chiefs of Police Global Policing Division and directed one of six training academies in the United States to be selected by IADLEST as a research partner for the Academy Innovations project. This project, supported by the U.S. Department of Justice COPS Office is designed to develop evidence-based training methods for the law enforcement training profession. Additionally, Scott currently serves as a regional representative for the National Criminal Justice Association (Western Region) representing Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Virgin Islands, Washington and Wyoming. Scott is the first officer to be elected President of both the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration's School of Police Supervision (Class 107) and School of Executive Leadership (Class 58). Scott is a proud member of the National Criminal Justice Association, Texas Municipal Police Association (TMPA), Texas Tactical Peace Officers Association (TMPA), National Tactical Officer Association (NTOA), International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Education (IADLEST), International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) 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, The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, The National Sheriffs' Association, The Sheriffs' Association of Texas and The Texas Police Association. Scott possesses a certificate in Health and Wellness for Public Safety from The University of Kansas-Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center and is a recognized International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Education Nationally Certified Subject Matter Expert Instructor. Scott has developed, instructed and reviewed curriculum covering a wide variety of topics and has presented at state and national conferences and been invited to speak at numerous law enforcement training centers and municipalities across the country. Scott serves as an instructor for the Institute of Law Enforcement Administration, Professional Law Enforcement Training, Caruth Police Institute and Strategic Government Resources. Additionally, Scott is certified Emotional Intelligence Learning Systems facilitator and an experienced Franklin Convey "Leading at the Speed of Trust" & "7 Habits of Highly Effective People" instructor. 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. Scott currently serves as Chairman of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Curriculum Committee, and the Irving ISD Department of Homeland Security Advisory Board. He also serves on the Leadership North Texas Alumni Curriculum Committee and International Association of Chiefs of Police Torch Run Committee. Furthermore, Scott 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 and their two dogs, outdoor activities, cooking, golfing and is an avid runner. Scott has a passion for fitness and wellness and holds certifications as a Nutrition and Wellness Consultant, Emotional Intelligence Instructor, Healthy Running Coach, Running Injury Prevention Specialist and Cooper Institute Law Enforcement Fitness Specialist.

Classes by this instructor


Emotional Intelligence and Mindset for Law Enforcement
Emotional intelligence and mindset training can help law enforcement mitigate the impact of stress and improve interpersonal communication within their personal and professional networks. It can strengthen your willpower, allow you to focus on your task at hand, and make better decisions under pressure. This course is designed for and been delivered to every level of law enforcement officer from patrol to command staff.
Monday, August 23, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Early Intervention Program
An early intervention system or employee development program is designed to identify and correct these behavioral issues prior to the issue occurring. The systems or program should have effective methods for providing supervisory assistance and guidance to the officer The program should seek to identify stress-related symptoms and techniques to reduce the stressors.
Friday, May 7, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Monday, November 8, 2021, Leavenworth Co Sheriffs Office - Justice Center Training Room
Gold Shield: Law Enforcement Leadership in the 21st Century
Built for police leaders from agencies of all sizes, the 21st Century Police Leader delivers an advanced and rigorous course designed to foster, train and empower law enforcement leaders at all levels within their organization. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with other police leaders on several topics and best practices as well as address effective leadership strategies, the current state of policing and the discussion of police reform. Classroom dialogue will provide constructive responses to several present-day issues facing leaders.
Friday, December 3, 2021, Integrity Auditorium
Law Enforcement Leadership Development
Leadership Development is an introduction to five of the most crucial leadership pillars needed for current and future leaders. Officers will explore the components of Leadership Styles, including Servant Leadership, Generational Differences, Mentoring & Reverse Mentoring, Communication, and Conflict Resolution. Each topic presents the traditional aspect of each section combined with current events/best practices and is supported with small group assignments and discussion.
Monday, July 12, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Tuesday, October 19, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Monday, January 10, 2022, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Stress Management for Law Enforcement
Nearly twice the number of officers take their own life than those killed in the line of duty. Stress Management continues to remain an important and under-appreciated aspect of law enforcement. Even after decades of research and training, law enforcement practitioners continue to assume that some things are just "part of the job".
Friday, May 21, 2021, Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Friday, January 14, 2022, Zoom Facilitated Sessions