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605 Haysel Street

Bastrop, Texas 78602

Office: (512) 985-6088

Cell: (512) 971-0674

Resume of Qualifications

Maurice C. Cook


  • September 2005 to Present

Attorney at Law/Law Enforcement Expert Witness/Consultant/Adjunct College InstructorA

  • August 2000 to August 2013

Alvin Community College - Director of Law Enforcement Training-Instructor for Use of Force, Criminal Investigation, Criminal Law, Legal Procedure and other College Credit Classes. Also, Annually Supervised 4 Law Enforcement Academies where Officers were instructed in all aspects of Law Enforcement Techniques including specialized courses in the Use of Force, Firearms Live & Simulator, Arrest Procedures, Driving Procedures and General Laws of Arrest.

  • September 1996 to Present

Texas Department of Public Safety, Commissioned as Special Texas Ranger



  • July 1992 to August 1996

Chief, Texas Rangers - Austin, Texas

  • January 1985 to June 1992

Assistant Chief, Texas Rangers - Austin, Texas

  • September 1982 to January 1985

Captain, Texas Rangers - Midland, Texas

  • January 1980 to August 1982

Sergeant, Texas Rangers - Midland, Texas

  • September 1980 to August 1982

Private, Texas Ranger - Houston, San Augustine and Livingston, Texas

  • September 1971 to September 1973

Investigator, Criminal Intelligence and Criminal Motor Vehicle Theft Service - Houston, Texas

  • February 1967 to August 1971

Trooper - Nacogdoches, Angleton and Houston, Texas



  • December 1964 to February 1967

    • Patrolman, Texas City Police Department

    • Patrolman, Angleton Police Department

    • Patrolman, Texas City Police Department

    • Patrolman, Clute Police Department



Air Police-general law enforcement duties. 3+ years Laredo AFB 1 year at Bien Hoa, South Vietnam. Base Pistol Team member



  • 2004 - Juris Doctorate: Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law

  • 1978 - Master of Arts Degree- MAJOR: Political Science, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas

  • 1975 - Bachelor of Science Degree- MAJOR: Police Administration, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas



  • 1967 to Present-DPS Training Academy, Austin, Texas (16 weeks)

  • FBI National Academy, Quantico, Virginia (11 weeks)

  • Northwestern Traffic Institute-Police Staff/ Command (10 weeks)

  • Dignitary Protection Seminar, U. S. Secret Service, Washington D.C.

  • FBI - Special Tactical Firearms School (SWAT), Quantico, Virginia

  • Executive Management, Austin, Texas (2 weeks)

  • NUMEROUS Police Technical Training Schools and Management Seminars 9000+Training Hours

  • Lethal & Less than Lethal Use of Force Seminars


  • Past Instructor Taser Instructor M-26 & X-26

  • Licensed Texas Attorney at Law

  • Master Peace Officer’s License

  • State Certified Firearms Instructor

  • State Certified Police Officer Instructor

  • State Certified Forensic Hypnotist

  • Attorney Mediator General & Family Law


  • Legislative Committee Texas Police Chief’s Association

  • Member, Chief of Police Association

  • Member, Southeast Chief of Police Association

  • Past President and Current Vice President, Texas Ranger Law Enforcement Association

  • Director, Texas Ranger Law Enforcement Association

  • Past President, Polk County Peace Officers Association

  • Member, Texas Ranger Association Foundation

  • Past Member, FBI National Academy Association

  • Member, Texas Police Association

  • Past Member, Hypnosis Association of Texas

  • Member, Mina Masonic Lodge (Bastrop, TX)

  • Member, Bastrop Chamber of Commerce

  • Member, Smithville Chamber of Commerce

  • Member, Greater Elgin Chamber of Commerce


  • Testified in Federal & State Court as Expert Witness on various Law Enforcement Topics

  • Testified before the U.S. Congress on the Branch Davidian Incident

  • Testified before the Texas Legislature on Budget and Legislative Issues

  • Inspection & Evaluated Medium Size Police Department Policies & Procedures/Rewrite of Operational Manual

  • Testified in State Court as Expert Witness Concerning Firing Range Issues

  • Numerous DPS Executive Committees

  • Served as a member of a Special Federal Task Force to study Jail and Prison Procedures



  • 2013- Professor Emeritus Alvin College

  • 1996- Randy Ellisor’s Annual Law Enforcement Achievement Award

  • 1994- Distinguished Alumni - Sam Houston State University

  • 1989- Kreml Leadership Award, Northwestern Traffic Institute

  • 1971- Co-Holder NRA National Pistol Record



  • 1993- Texas Ranger Commander during Waco Branch Davidian Investigation

  • 1974- Huntsville Historic Prison Siege-Assault Team Member

  • Murder Investigations wherein 5 death Penalty Sentences were Handed Down


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