Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice Administration - Tarleton State University Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Master Peace Officer TCOLE Instructor TCOLE Mental Health Officer
Mr. Paul Farr
Hello and Welcome to the World of Law Enforcement. I was born and raised along the Coastal Bend of Texas. I attended a very small school with only 32 in my graduating class. When I started my junior year of high school, I knew what I wanted to do and joined the Army after I graduated. I spent 25 years in the United States Army both on Active Duty and in the National Guard. While on Active Duty, I was stationed in Hanua, West Germany, Ft. Campbell, KY, Baumholder, Germany, and finally at Ft. Benning, GA. While in the National Guard, I served in the Virginia National Guard, Missouri National Guard, and Texas National Guard. My 25 years in the Army left me with a great appreciation of this Great Nation of Ours. I saw action during Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan).
When I left the Army, I decided a career in Law Enforcement would be the best for me and my family. I worked for some small agencies in Missouri before being hired by the Dallas Police Department. I served the bulk of my time in Patrol, but I also served in the Violent Crime Task Force, Narcotics Uniformed Knock and Talk Squad, and in an undercover capacity. In the last five years with DPD, I was an Academy Instructor specializing in Trauma Affected Veterans, PTSD, and Suicide. In July 2022, I decided to retire from the Dallas Police Department to pursue a career in teaching Law Enforcement in a high school setting. I was fortunate enough to be hired by COCISD and I am extremely excited about bringing real-world Law Enforcement experience to the students of Coldspring-Oakhurst High School.
I'm happily married with three children and four grandchildren. In my spare time I like to spend time outdoors with my youngest son Hunter and, once I am able to, continue my annual visit to Germany.
Take Care & Be Safe,
Mr. Paul Farr