Tom Woods, Lieutenant, Denton Police Department
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Denton Police Department
601 E. Hickory, Suite E
Denton, Texas 76205
United States

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Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Master Peace Officer , Law Enforcement
    State of Texas
  • 88th Administrative Officers Course , Police Management and Administration
    Univiversity of Louisville



  • Lt. Tom Woods has been in law enforcement for twenty-seven years with the Denton (TX) Police Department - where he started their bike patrol in 1991.  He is a founding member and former president of The International Police Mountain Bike Association ...
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International Police Mountain Bike Association - 2005 IPMBA Conference, 1 Jan 2005 [cached]
Tom Woods, Denton Police Department, Denton TX
International Police Mountain Bike Association - 2004 IPMBA Conference, 1 Jan 2004 [cached]
Tom Woods, PCI #010T/EMSCI #117T, Denton Police Department, Denton TX Jeffrey Youngsma, EMSCI #073, Fremont Fire Dept., Fremont CA
North Texas Daily - Begging for a solution, 2 Aug 2002 [cached]
"We can cite a person for panhandling under soliciting without a permit, if we see it happening," said Lieutenant Tom Woods of the Denton Police Department.
"We have increased patrol in the area since the meeting and with more presence we'll be able to see violations firsthand."
"We plan to change the way people look at Fry street.The plans are for it to be an entertainment arts area and not many people were aware of that.We are always looking for ways to improve it," Woods said.
The police department plans to help the homeless in the area by guiding them to the available agencies and making them more aware of the resources that are available and getting that information to them.
There is also talk of plans to make the community office on Fry street into a resource.
International Police Mountain Bike Association - History, 18 Mar 2006 [cached]
IPMBA was proud to recognize two individuals who have attended every IPMBA Conference since 1991 - Gary McLaughlin, PCI #005T, Sacramento Police Department, and Tom Woods, PCI #010T, Denton Police Department, were presented with IPMBA badges in recognition of their accomplishment.
TIPS Connections - Lt. Tom Woods, 7 Aug 2010 [cached]
Tom Woods currently serves as a division commander over training and personnel. He is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute at the University of Louisville and holds a Master Peace Officer certification from the State of Texas. Woods participated in the research and implementation of community policing as the department's operational philosophy. In acknowledgement of their successful community policing initiative, Denton PD received the National League of Cities Award of Excellence for "Improving Service Delivery Through Community Collaboration". His work with community policing as a practitioner and administrator led to participation in various international projects and exchanges. Working for Project Harmony in 1994, he established the first police bicycle patrol in the former Soviet Union and introduced community policing to the police in Petrozavodsk, Karelia. In 1997, after the Genocide, and working for I.C.I.T.A.P (U.S. Department of Justice) he established and trained a one hundred-officer bicycle patrol division in Kigali, Rwanda. Image Through the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) he introduced the concept of community policing to the police in the capital city of Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia. Also in Republic of Georgia, he worked with Project Harmony to establish a network of non-profit resources to aid victims of domestic violence, and served on a team of domestic violence experts seeking to share strategies with government and non-governmental agencies to acknowledge and deal domestic violence in their country. Woods is a founding member and past president of the International Police Mountain Bike Association (IMPBA). He was the co-author of the Complete Guide to Police Cycling, and he has written various articles on community policing and bike patrols in law enforcement and bicycling publications.
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