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. 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, and served on the Tarrant County Disaster Management Task Force. 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 has over 20 years of policing experience including 15 years of teaching as both a national police training instructor and a college professor lecturing on Police and Court Systems and Practices, Ethics in Policing, and Criminal Investigations. 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 started 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 communityScott is the Past President of the Community College Criminal Justice Educators of Texas Association and is currently an elected 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 experienced in international policing initiatives through his work with the International Association of Chiefs of Police Global Policing Division and served as a consultant and course facilitator for the International Association of Chiefs of Police Academy Train?the?Trainer: "Considerations for Small Agency and Rural Response to Violence Against Women". Scott also directed one of five training academies in the United States to be selected by the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training 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. Scott is a certified conflict resolution, mitigation, and de-escalation expert and was requested to contribute as a stakeholder of subject matter experts - including law enforcement commanders, trainers, POST representatives, and community members in the 21st Century Protest Response: Promoting Democracy and Advancing Community and Officer Safety Planning, Preparing, and Training for Mass Demonstrations. Because of his vast experience, Scott has been asked to speak in front of the Texas Legislature regarding legislatively mandated police training and has been invited to participate on national panels on many topics associated with modern policing and law enforcement training.Scott's vast knowledge and experience resulted in Scott receiving a special personal invitation to participate in an additional IADLEST program. IADLEST was an award sub-recipient for the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Statistics FY2021 Census of Law Enforcement Training Academies. The Census of Law Enforcement Training Academies (CLETA) will provide accurate and timely national statistics about law enforcement academies' recruits, curricula, staff, and resources. This 36-month program includes (1) questionnaire development, (2) frame development, (3) fielding the CLETA in 2023, and (4) data cleaning, analysis, and delivery of raw and final datasets. IADLEST has been tasked with recruiting stakeholders for focus groups and Collin College Law Enforcement Academy has been selected. Scott is a recognized International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training Nationally Certified Subject Matter Expert Instructor and has been invited to present at numerous law enforcement training centers and municipalities across the country. Scott is an Emotional Intelligence Learning Systems facilitator and an experienced Franklin Convey "Leading at the Speed of Trust" & "7 Habits of Highly Effective People" instructor. Additionally, Scott has served as a "Gold Shield" presenter for the University of Kansas - Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center.Scott is the first law enforcement officer to be elected Class President for both the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration's School of Police Supervision (Class 107) and School of Executive Leadership (Class 58). He 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 is the previous Chairman of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Curriculum Committee and currently serves on the Leadership North Texas Alumni Curriculum Committee and International Association of Chiefs of Police Torch Run Committee. He is a proud graduate of Leadership Fort Worth and Leadership North Texas.Scott has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Washburn University and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati. He has been awarded a certificate in Health and Wellness for Public Safety from The University of Kansas -Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center and possesses 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.Previous Speaking Engagements Include: Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Northwest Florida College Police Training CenterTexas Fire Chiefs AssociationSt. Louis County & Municipal Police AcademyThe National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Lorian Ohio Police DepartmentThe Department of Homeland SecurityMaryland Natural Resources State PoliceThe International Association of Chiefs of Police Clarksville Indiana Police Department The United States Border PatrolCorpus Christi Texas Police DepartmentThe Caruth Police InstituteWaco Texas Police DepartmentThe Institute for Law Enforcement Administration Dallas Texas Police DepartmentThe International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association Midland Texas Police DepartmentThe University of Arkansas Criminal Justice InstituteStephen F. Austin State UniversityThe Texas Community College Teachers Association Otter Tail Minnesota Sheriff's OfficeTexas A&M UniversityOregon Police Officer's AssociationThe University of Kansas-Kansas Law Enforcement Training CenterDallas County Sherriff's OfficeTexas Wesleyan University Fort Smith Arkansas Police Department The Women of Law Enforcement Conference Renton Washington Police DepartmentLeadership North Texas Hope Arkansas Police DepartmentLeadership Fort WorthSpokane County Washington Sheriff's OfficeLeadership McKinney Guadalupe County Texas Sheriff's OfficeFort Worth Young Men's Leadership AcademyFort Worth Texas Police Department Collin County Mental Health SymposiumGreer South Carolina Police DepartmentWest Texas High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Keizer Oregon Police DepartmentNew England High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Lafayette Louisiana Police DepartmentSouth Texas High-Intensity Drug Trafficking AreaOzark Alabama Police DepartmentSouthwestern Border High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area

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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.
Friday, October 21, 2022, Zoom Facilitated Sessions