Director Curtis Wilson

Director Curtis Wilson
Curt Wilson grew up in East Los Angeles and joined the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) in 1975. He gained invaluable field experience in his early years with the Department while working patrol, vice, and narcotics. He honed his skills by spending many years working the following specialized assignments: Homicide, Training Division Instructor, Metropolitan Division, (Metro) SWAT team member/training cadre, Internal Affairs Sergeant, Crash Supervisor, Metro Division Supervisor, and Watch Commander.

He has provided training instruction at the local, state, national and international levels. Since relocating to Texas, Curt has served as a criminal investigator at the county level and as chief of police of two small agencies. Curt has also held the position of Assistant Academy Training Coordinator and lead instructor at Weatherford College. He is currently an adjunct teacher at ST. Edward’s University, Texas State CBLE Program, and CAPCOG in Austin. Today as an active police reserve, he carries a current TCLEOSE license.  

While in Texas, Curt returned to school and earned his BA from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls and his Masters in Criminal Justice from Tarleton State University. He teaches police organization/methods, police ethics and deviance, Leadership and Supervision, firearms, Use of Force- self-defense, criminal and administration investigations and other training courses. During the first four years at TMPA, he worked as the LEADRS-National program manager, LEADRS: Law Enforcement Advanced DUI/DWI Reporting System. This position allows Curt to stay current with trends and challenges facing law enforcement today throughout the country.

In this assignment, he represented TMPA/LEADRS on the national scene with service to clients and by providing LEADRS training to various law enforcement/highway safety conferences. For the last two years Curt has been the TMPA training coordinator bringing quality training to law enforcement across the State of Texas. 

Favorite initiative: Without a doubt, I find “Comprehensive Training” most challenging to any law enforcement organization due to the ever-changing and volatile field of policing: Without providing current and professional training to the law enforcement community; they in turn are not able to contend with and or properly manage all the pressing issues in policing today.