Speaker: Jose Rodriguez, Texas Ranger
Jose Rodriguez is currently working for the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) in the Texas Rangers Division as a Texas Ranger. Prior to becoming a Texas Ranger, Jose worked in the DPS Criminal Investigations Division as a Special Agent with the Gang Unit and Special Investigative Service. Prior to this, Jose worked for over five years as a Texas State Trooper.
Combined, Jose has over 13 years of law enforcement experience investigating various types of crimes across the State of Texas. During his tenure, Jose has received numerous hours of training in areas ranging from crash investigation and criminal interdiction to interview and interrogation and crime scene investigation and tactics.
Jose holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Texas State University. Jose‘s Master’s Thesis [Police Shootings: Citizen and Officer Perceptions] was written with the assistance of the ALERRT Center, and focused on officer and civilian perceptions in use of force situations.
He is also a certified TCOLE instructor and holds a license to teach Firearms, Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC), ALERRT CRASE, ERASE, and Civilian Interaction Training.
The meeting will be held in the Community Outreach Classroom.