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Sergeant Donald J. English Jr.
I have 15 years of law enforcement experience. I currently serve as the School Resource Officer (SRO) sergeant for the Wylie Police Department. Prior to joining the Wylie Police Department in 2015, I spent 10 years with the Beaumont Police Department.
While employed with the Beaumont Police Department, I served six years in the patrol division as a patrol officer and field training officer. I finished the remaining 4 years as a detective assigned to the Southeast Texas Auto Theft Task Force. During my tenure at the Beaumont Police Department, I was a team member of the Hostage Negotiation Team assigned to SWAT and the Peer Support Team.
Upon promotion in 2017, I supervised a night shift patrol until my transfer to the SRO program in 2019. In addition to my supervisory duties, I serve as a Crisis Negotiation Team Member and as the Public Information Officer.
I hold a TCOLE Master Peace Officer Certification and TCOLE Instructor Certificate. I have instructed several courses at the Lamar Regional Police Academy including Human Trafficking, Advanced Human Trafficking and Crisis Intervention Training. I am also a certified active shooter events instructor for civilian response.
I earned my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University and my Master of Public Administration Degree from Lamar University. I am a graduate of the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration’s (ILEA) 56th School of Executive Leadership.
Office Location: Wylie Public Safety Building