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LeBlanc, Teresa
Phone:230-3442
Office Location:B-253
Dept:Social Sciences & Business
Title:LEA Coordinator and Faculty, Criminal Justice

Biography

I was raised in the Brazosport area and a few years after my high school graduation I joined the United States Army. After spending almost seven years in the communications division I left the Army and returned to my hometown. I then became the first female patrol officer for one of the local municipal police departments. I rose through the ranks and was promoted to Detective Sergeant and then went on to become the Administrative Lieutenant. During my stint at the police department I attended college earning my degrees, and taught part time here at Brazosport College. In 2004 the position opened up for a full time Criminal Justice faculty member and Coordinator for the Law Enforcement Academy. I retired from the police department and accepted the position here on our campus. Although I do enjoy my job as a teacher, I missed investigations and when a local law enforcement agency approached me about doing some part time criminal investigations work it was too much to resist, so I accepted the position, I guess you could say that is one of my special interests.

Education

M.A. Criminology, University of Houston - Clear Lake
B.S. Criminal Justice, University of Houston - Downtown
A.A.S. Administrative Services, Brazosport College


Publications

Paper:  (2003) Why Do They Stay?  Presented to the Executive Director of the Women's Center of Brazoria County who incorporated it into the General Volunteer Training Manual for those providing services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.


Awards & Honors

Charter Member and officer of Alpha Phi Sigma, Zeta Upsilon Chapter - National Criminal Justice Honor Society

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