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  • December 5th, 2020
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College Station Chief of Police, Scott McCollum

A long and prosperous career is coming to a close as College Station Chief of Police, Scott McCollum, retires after 35 years of service. A graduate of Texas A&M University, McCollum started on the force in April of 1985. He has worn many hats throughout his career in College Station and has helped the department grow substantially. He has accomplished a tremendous amount during his time at the College Station Police Department, including: SWAT Team Member, Honor Guard Member, Brazos Valley Council of Governments Homeland Security Advisory Board, Board Member – Sexual Assault Resource Center, Board Member – Aggieland Humane Society, TEEX Central Texas Police Academy Advisory Board, President – Scotty’s House, Member – Texas Police Chief’s Association, Member – International Association of Chiefs of Police, Authored and compiled five different Strategic Plans for CSPD, Implemented Crime Analysis Unit, Implemented K9 Unit, Oversaw CSPD building renovation 2007, Oversaw planning for new CSPD facility 2018-2020, Graduate of FBI National Academy 2001, and Led department evaluation and implementation of new CAD/RMS system 2016.

McCollum was appointed Chief of Police in October of 2014. His tenure has been marked by a dedication to treating others with respect both internally and externally. He has focused on community engagement through the development of trusting partnerships, and the department has received continued praise throughout his tenure. Most recently, the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) proclaimed College Station PD “a leader in the region for the level of professional law enforcement and public safety communication services that they provide the community” in 2019. 

McCollum will begin as division director of the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service’s Institute for Law Enforcement & Protective Services soon. We at Safe Tech sincerely appreciate Scott’s service to the College Station community and wish him all the best in his future endeavors, advancing the law enforcement community even further.

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