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Michael Ferguson



I am the lead instructor of Criminal Justice for Kilgore College. Prior to taking that position, I was the deputy director of the East Texas Police Academy. Before my employment with ETPA and KC, I was employed as a deputy by the Gregg County Sheriff's Office in Longview, Texas, where I served in the patrol division, in communications, and in the jail. I hold an MS in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management from Sam Houston State University, a BA in History and Political Science from Stephen F. Austin State University, and an AAS in Criminal Justice from Kilgore College. I'm a member of the Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice, the East Texas Police Chiefs' Association, the East Texas Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors' Association, and the Texas Municipal Police Association. I serve on the Criminal Justice Advisory Committee of the East Texas Council of Governments.

I was a featured presenter at the 2011, 2012, and 2013 TCOLE Training Coordinators' Conferences and at the 2013 regional meeting of the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training. I served on both the Basic Peace Officer Course curriculum committee and the intermediate course curriculum revision committee for the Commission on Law Enforcement. I was the chair of the TCOLE 2013-2015 state and federal law legal update curriculum update committee and I currently chair the 2015-2017 update committee. I am the author of a two-part article entitled "Admissions, Confessions, and Miranda: What Every Texas Peace Officer Needs to Know." Part I of the article appeared in the November/December, 2010, edition of the Texas Police Journal; Part II appeared in the January/February, 2011, edition of that publication.

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