Biography: Lieutenant 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. Additionally, Scott is experienced in international policing initiatives through his work with the International Association of Chiefs of Police Global Policing Division.
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. Additionally, Scott currently serves as a regional representative for the National Criminal Justice Association (West 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. Additionally, Scott is experienced in international policing initiatives through his work with the International Association of Chiefs of Police Global Policing Division.
Scott possess 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, TCOLE House Bill 2195 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. Additionally, 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 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.