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About the Instructor

Shari Forward has been member of the Law Enforcement family for over 33 years. She recently retired as a Captain from the Friendswood Police Department, where she held this position in the Investigation, Patrol and Administrative Divisions of the Department. Shari was also the Commander and Team Leader for Friendswood’s SWAT Crisis/Hostage Negotiation Team. She is employed full-time by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, specifically, the Preparedness Program within the Emergency Services Training Institute, where she is the Project Manager for the Galveston County Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks Grant. She is also the team coordinator for the Galveston County Critical Incident Stress Management Team. She and her team are involved in the South East Resource Veterans’ Effort (SERVE) which brings the gulf coast area veterans groups together to combine resources to improve the lives of military personnel and their families. Shari continues to be an Instructor at the local community college Police Academy as well as an instructor for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. She holds a master’s Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, a BA in Business Administration, is a graduate of the Law Enforcement Management Institute, as well as a graduate of The DEA Drug Unit Commanders Academy, and the 217th Session of the FBI National Academy.

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