Instructor Bio: GEOFFREY MERRITT
Sergeant Geoffrey L. Merritt has been in campus law enforcement since 1997.
He has been a certified crime prevention officer since 2004 and is currently serving as the supervisor of the Crime Prevention Unit for the UT San Antonio Police Department.
Prior to his
employment at UTSA, Sergeant Merritt
served on three different college campuses ranging from small private institutions to large public universities.
He has experience serving as a patrol officer, a field training supervisor, and a patrol supervisor.Â
Sergeant Merritt has presented at state and regional conferences for Texans Standing Tall and the Texas Alcohol Beverage Commissionâ€™s College Alcohol Symposium.
has presented nationally on webinars for Campus Outreach Services on the topic of sexual assault and was a presenter at the 12th Annual OJJDP Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Leadership National Conference.
Sergeant Merritt has instructed police officers to effectively investigate sexual assault and family violence cases for SAFVIC since 2009.Â
Education Experience and Certifications/Licenses:
Geoffrey Merritt has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio and also has a Master Peace Officer License from the State of Texas.Â He is a certified TCLEOSE Police Instructor and Hostage Negotiator.
Sergeant Merritt is a member of the Texas Municipal Police Association and the Texas Crime Prevention Association.Â He became a Certified Crime Prevention Specialist in 2010.Â