Patrick O. Patterson

Program Coordinator and Faculty, Criminal Justice credit program, Eastfield


History With DCCCD

  • Since 2005 - Coordinator of the credit Criminal Justice program

Educational Background

  • Bachelor’s and master’s degrees in criminal justice, Grambling State University
  • Master’s degree in family studies and Christian counseling, Amberton University
  • Has pursued doctoral courses through Nova Southeastern University in Florida and Texas A&M University-Commerce

Related Professional Experience

  • Started his criminal justice career in 1989, working in public, private and military law enforcement
  • Has taught criminal justice courses at Mohawk Valley Community College, Lane College, Texas College and Jarvis Christian College
  • Spent 15 years in the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force Military and Security Police Criminal Investigation Division and five years in federal security
  • Also served as a patrol officer in the Tyler Junior College Police Department from 2004 to 2005

Professional Certifications

  • Holds an instructor certificate from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education (TCLEOSE)
  • 2008 graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy
  • Level Four Personal Protection Officer and Crime Prevention Specialist

Professional Memberships and Associations

  • American Society for Industrial Security
  • National Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Texas Police Association
  • Oxford Round Table of Oxford, England