Defenbaugh & Associates Inc.

      E-Mail: Fred Collie

Security Consultant, Private Investigator

Fred retired from the Arlington, Texas, Police Department in December of 2004. Prior to his career in law enforcement, Fred served in the United States Army for nine years. He brings an extensive background in criminal justice, law enforcement leadership, administration, incident management, law enforcement ethics training and supervision, and community service.

In 1983, Fred joined the United States Army (1st Special Forces Group) and served in the Army Reserve (12th Special Forces Group) through 1992. He served as a Staff Sergeant/E-6 and a Special Forces Engineer Sergeant/Special Forces Weapons, Specialist in Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Tori Station, Okinawa; and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Fred's responsibilities included "Secret" Security Clearance, providing instruction to foreign nationals in conventional/unconventional warfare operations while serving as a member of a Special Forces "A" Teams on Active Duty and Active Reserves.

Fred began his law enforcement career as a Patrol Officer in 1990. In 1994, he became Patrol Sergeant; followed by a Bureau Operations Sergeant in 1996; and a Watch Commander/Sector Commander (Lieutenant), in 1997. His responsibilities included West Police District Evening Shift Watch Commander and Sector Commander, which included providing police and general investigation services to a 9.68 square mile area of Arlington, with a population of 33,000; creation and operation of the South Cooper Street Special District to address crime, disorder, and fear there of, at and around The Parks at Arlington Mall, which is one of the busiest retail areas in Texas.

In 1999, Fred became Internal Affairs Section Commander where he was responsible for daily operations; investigating allegations of employee misconduct; researching, and recommending City and Department Policy codification; and securing funding for developing and implementing Arlington's Early Intervention Program.

In 2000 and 2001, Fred served as a Police Services Supervisor/Liaison for the Southwest Sports Group (Texas Rangers). He assisted the Texas Rangers with post 9/11 terrorist incident response; and recruited, supervised, and scheduled off-duty officer employment at Ameriquest Field.

In 2002, Fred became Operations Support Division Commander (Deputy Chief). His responsibilities included department coordination for Homeland Security efforts, Emergency Operations Center departmental representatives for drills and activations, and oversight of the Special Operations, Traffic, and Jail sections which included over 100 employees and a 6.7 million budget.

Fred received a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at Tyler in 1989. In 1993, he received a Master's Degree in Public Administration with a Minor in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington. Fred is a graduate of the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration's School of Police Supervision and Command College. Fred is also a graduate of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas' Leadership Command College. Fred continues his education and is working on a second Master's (Security Studies) degree through the Center for Homeland Defense and Security in Monterey, California, which is part of the United States Department of Justice, Office of Domestic Preparedness.

phone 214-674-6660
fax 214-276-1775
Defenbaugh & Associates, Inc.
Courthouse Square - 201 W. Mulberry St.
Kaufman, TX 75142
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