(2 Hours) Harold Thomas
Chief Harold Q. Thomas
Harold Q. Thomas retired from the Hutto Police Department after five and a half years, and prior to being chief, he was a captain to the Criminal Investigations Bureau of the Odessa Police Department.
has been in law enforcement for over 29 years.
Thomas is a graduate of Odessa College with an Associate Degree received in1993 and in 1998 he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.
He is a 1982 graduate of the Permian Basin Regional Law Enforcement Academy and a 2001 graduate of the 204th Session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Academy.
holds two Certificates of Civic Achievement and numerous letters of commendation.
was also very active in Odessa's community and is now active in Hutto and Williamson County.
While in Odessa, he was the Board President for the Crisis Center and Angel House for six years; President for the Permian Basin Chapter-Texas Association of Sports Officials; Adjunct Professor for law enforcement at Odessa Junior College; an advisor to the multi-disciplinary team at Harmony Home's Child Advocacy Center; an Advisory Board Member of Odessa's "Links - A Community Network"; and is currently a member of the Public Policy Committee for TCFV in Austin, Texas and on the Board of Directors for Hope Alliance in Williamson County.
Thomas has been contract training with TCFV since CJSRT began.
worked in various specialized areas throughout his
law enforcement career.
worked in patrol and as an investigator in burglary, narcotics, persons and homicide.
has appeared on national television five times: three times on "America's Most Wanted"; CBS'
- "48 Hours" and the "Prosecutors" on the Discovery Channel.
is married to his
wife, Teri, and has five children: Kenneth, DeShea, Tommy, Cyle and Heather.