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Lance A. Platt, Ph.D.


Education:

Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
Doctorate of Philosophy: Educational Human Resource Development
Dissertation Topic: An Evaluation of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test at a .08 Blood Alcohol Concentration for the State of Texas

Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
Master of Science: Educational Human Resource Development

Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas
Bachelor of Science: Journalism

Certifications/ Awards:

  • MADD Brazos Valley "Officer of the Year" award
  • City of College Station "Champion Award"
  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) Master Peace Officer Certification
  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) Advanced Peace Officer Certification
  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) Basic Peace Officer Certification
  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) Certified/Commissioned Texas Peace Officer
  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) Certified Law Enforcement Instructor
  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) Critical Incident Training – Train the Trainer Course
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner/ Instructor/Train the Trainer
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)/International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Drug Evaluation and Classification Program Phase 1 and Phase 2 completed including Final Knowledge Exam
  • Robert F. Borkenstein Course on Drugs: The Effects of Drugs on Human Performance and Behavior, The Center for Studies of Law in Action, Indiana University
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Traffic Occupant Protection Strategies Instructor
  • Pressure Point Control Techniques (PPCT) Instructor
  • Krav Maga United States Level One Certified (yellow belt)
  • Krav Maga United States Level Two Certified (orange belt)
  • Phi Kappa Phi: Academic Honor Society, Texas A&M University
  • Kappa Delta PI: International Honor Society in Education, Texas A&M University
  • Accident/ Crash Reconstruction

Appointments and Organization/ Committee Memberships:

  • Texas State Impaired Driving Programs Advisory Board (Past Member)
  • 2002 Texas Police Games Organizing Committee (Board Member)
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Bexar County DWI Task Force (Past Member)
  • Grimes County Little League Association (Coach)
  • Texas DWI Task Force (Past Member)
  • Sam Houston State University Alumni Association (Member)
  • Texas A&M University Association of Former Students (Member)
  • Texas A&M University 12th Man Foundation (Member)
  • St. Joseph Catholic School Development Board (Board Member)
  • St. Joseph Catholic School Parent Teacher Organization (Member)
  • Bryan ISD Parent Teacher Association (Member)

Special Program Involvement:

National DWI Demonstration Project

The project was a 1 million dollar impaired driving initiative to reduce alcohol related crash fatalities through enforcement and innovation. The national project included seven states in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, The Texas Department of Transportation and several other national law enforcement agencies. The project was developed to institute innovation into the apprehension and prosecution of the impaired driver. I was responsible for all aspects of the program including budgets, personnel and correspondence with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration program managers. I was also responsible for interacting with law enforcement personnel at both the state and local level to identify problem issues with impaired driving enforcement in reference to booking times, paperwork issues and impaired driving training. A special emphasis was placed upon developing relationships between law enforcement and judicial officials in reference to training and prosecution issues. I was also responsible for the development of a "best practices" manual in reference to the initiative that will be used on a state and national level.

Texas Law Enforcement Liaison Program

I served as the program coordinator for the initial Texas law enforcement liaison program. Program duties included identifying and solving traffic safety issues throughout the state of Texas. I supervised other law enforcement liaison personnel that were assigned to strategic locations throughout the state of Texas. The program was funded through a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation. My responsibilities included but were not limited to all programmatic issues including achieving grant goals and objectives, proper reporting procedures and scheduling for personnel. My responsibilities also included conducting presentations both at the state and national levels in reference to law enforcement traffic safety training issues including providing Occupant Protection and Impaired Driving training to state, local and federal law enforcement agencies.

Presentations:

  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences: The DUI HGN test: A Forensic Look at the NHTSA's HGN Robustness Study; 65th Anniversary Meeting; Washington, DC
  • Southshore Seminars: International DWI Conference, "Standardized Field Sobriety" Testing: The Validity and the Science; Cozumel, Mexico
  • California Association of Criminal Justice: The 12 step DRE process; Palm Springs, California
  • Lorman Education Services: Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and DRE Evaluations; Atlanta, Georgia
  • North Carolina Trial Lawyers Association DUI Seminar; Standardized Field Sobriety Testing; Raleigh, North Carolina
  • North Carolina Trial Lawyers Association The Motor Vehicle Driver Protection Act Seminar; The DRE Evaluation; Greensboro, North Carolina
  • National College for DUI Defense: "Standardized Field Sobriety Testing: Another Perspective"; Harvard School of Law, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Texas Drug Offender Program (Correctional Management Institute of Texas) "Drug Recognition for DOEP and DWI Intervention Instructors" : Port Aransas, Texas; San Antonio, Texas; Galveston, Texas
  • Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT): Drug Offender Recognition : Arlington, Texas
  • Texas Probation Training Academy (CMIT): The Seven Drug Categories: Huntsville, Texas
  • Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT): Drug Recognition: Texas Probation Officers Conference; Conroe, Texas
  • Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT): Drug Recognition: Texas Probation Officers Conference; Conroe, Texas
  • Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT): Poly Drug Use: Huntsville, Texas
  • Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT): Poly Drug Use: Huntsville, Texas
  • Correctional Management Institute of Texas (Texas Probation Officers Certification Training) (CMIT): Poly Drug Use: Huntsville, Texas
  • Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT): Drug Recognition/Workplace Safety: Leadership for Support Staff Conference, Conroe, Texas
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association/National College for DUI Defense: Mastering Scientific Evidence Seminar, Dallas, Texas
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association/National College for DUI Defense: Mastering Scientific Evidence Seminar, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association: Top Gun DWI Seminar I, Houston, Texas
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association: Top Gun DWI Seminar II,Houston, Texas
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association: Top Gun DWI Seminar III,Laredo, Texas
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association: Top Gun DWI Seminar VIII, Austin, Texas
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association: Texas 2 Step Seminar,Austin, Texas
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association: Forensic Evidence Seminar, Plano, Texas
  • Montgomery County Bar Association: DWI Seminar, Clarksville, Tennessee
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association: DWI Trial, Arlington, Texas
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association: DWI Seminar, Sherman, Texas
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association: Advanced DWI Seminar, San Antonio, Texas
  • Mecklenberg North Carolina Bar Association: HGN and DRE two unknowns in North Carolina, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers: SFSTs Back to the Basics, Tunica, Mississippi
  • North Carolina Association of Criminal Justice: Advanced DWI Seminar Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Indiana Public Defender Council: Masters of OWI Defense Drug Recognition Experts in Impaired Driving Cases, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association: DWI Defense Project Seminar; DWI 1 2 3, Arlington, Texas
  • Texas State Bar Advanced Criminal Law Course: Standardized Field Sobriety, Houston, Texas
  • Delaware/Ottawa County Bar Association: Standardized Field Sobriety Testing/Blood Testing, Miami, Oklahoma
  • Washington Association of Justice: Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, Seattle, Washington
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers: Advanced Trial Skills Seminar, Columbus,  Ohio
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association/National College for DUI Defense: Mastering Scientific Evidence Seminar, DRE Science, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • VCDLA/VTLA Criminal Law Retreat: Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association/National College for DUI Defense: Mastering Scientific Evidence Seminar, SFST Science, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Indiana Public Defender Council: OWI SFST Testing, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice:  Defending the Marijuanah DUI:I-502 and the 411 0n 420  Seattle, Washington
  • International Association of Chief’s of Police: Drug Recognition Expert Section, "DWI the Entire Process"Plano, Texas (Key Note Speaker)
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: "Texas DWI Demonstration Project" Washington, DC
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Region VI: "An Overview of the Texas Impaired Driving Programs" Fort Worth, Texas
  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education: "Traffic Safety Training for Law Enforcement" Corpus Christi, Texas
  • United States Customs Service: "Cultural Interaction" Houston, Texas
  • United States Customs Service: "Cultural Interaction" New York, New York
  • United States Customs Service: "Cultural Interaction" Seattle, Washington
  • United States Customs Service: "Cultural Interaction" Atlanta, Georgia
  • United States Customs Service: "Cultural Interaction"Nassau, Bahamas
  • United States Customs Service: "Cultural Interaction"Orlando, Florida
  • Texas Department of Transportation: Highway Traffic Safety Section Seminar "Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Training" (Austin, Texas)
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: National Law Enforcement Liaison Conference "Texas Traffic Safety Program"Atlanta, Georgia
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: "Buckle up the Bay"Galveston, Texas
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: "Buckle up the Border" Brownsville, Texas & Matamoras, Mexico
  • TCLEOSE Racial Profiling Course
  • TCLEOSE Asset Forfeiture Course
  • TCLEOSE Criminal Interdiction Course
  • TCLEOSE Special Investigative Topics Course
  • TCLEOSE Use of Force Course
  • TCLEOSE Criminal Investigation Course
  • TCLEOSE First Line Supervisors Course
  • TCLEOSE Identity Theft Course
  • TCLEOSE Basic Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Course
  • TCLEOSE Arrest , Search & Seizure Course
  • National Emergency Response Training Consortium (NERTC) Threat and Risk Assessment Course

Publications:

  • Texas A&M University Press: An Evaluation of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test at a .08 Blood Alcohol Concentration for the State of Texas
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences: The DUI HGN test: A Look at the NHTSA's HGN Robustness Study
  • Law & Science DWI Journal February 2009 Volume 24, No. 2: Standardized Field Sobriety Testing: Learning From Our Mistakes (co-author)
  • California Association of Criminal Justice: Understanding & Cross Examining the DRE
  • Lorman Education Services: Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and DRE Evaluations
  • North Carolina Trial Lawyers Association DUI Seminar; (NHTSA) Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Administration and Scoring
  • North Carolina Trial Lawyers Association The Motor Vehicle Driver Protection Act Seminar; Jumping Eyes and Rigid Skin, Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, Drug Recognition and other Expert Testimonies.
  • National College for DUI Defense: "Standardized Field Sobriety Testing: Another Perspective"
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association: Top Gun DWI Seminar I, "SAVE" A strategy for DWI Defense "A Different Perspective"
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association: Top Gun DWI Seminar II, 12 Step DRE Evaluation for DWI/DUID Cases
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association: Top Gun DWI Seminar III, (NHTSA) Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Administration and Scoring
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association: Texas 2 Step Seminar, (NHTSA) Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Administration and Scoring
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association: Forensic Evidence Seminar, Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Administration and Scoring
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association: DWI Trial Seminar, Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Administration and Scoring
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association: DWI Seminar, (NHTSA) Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Administration and Scoring
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association: Standardized Field Sobriety Testing: Can Officer’s administer these tests correctly?
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association/National College For DUI Defense: Mastering Scientific Evidence Seminar: SFST Science
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers: SFSTs Back to the Basics
  • North Carolina Association of Criminal Justice: Advanced DWI Seminar Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Indiana Public Defender Council: Masters of OWI Defense Drug Recognition Experts in Impaired Driving Cases, Indianapolis, Indiana

Experience:

Platt and Associates Impaired Driving Consulting: Bryan, Texas

Owner

Provide law enforcement and legal professional training and consulting in all law enforcement related issues. Provide training and consultation to all legal professionals in all aspects of Impaired Driving including human performance and standardization issues. Develop curriculum for institutions of higher learning and provide training on statewide and nationwide traffic safety issues including Impaired Driving. Provide legal organizations with presentations on Impaired Driving issues both on the state and national levels.

Walden, Platt & Associates Impaired Driving Consulting: Bryan, Texas

Founding Partner

Provide law enforcement and legal professional training and consulting in all law enforcement related issues. Provide training and consultation to all legal professionals in all aspects of Impaired Driving including human performance and standardization issues. Develop curriculum for institutions of higher learning and provide training on statewide and nationwide traffic safety issues including Impaired Driving. Provide legal organizations with presentations on Impaired Driving issues both on the state and national levels.

University of Texas Law School: Austin, Texas

Guest Lecturer

Provide law school students with classroom and pratical instruction and guidance on how to try a jury trial in relation to a Driving While Intoxicated offense.

Office of Law Enforcement Training (OLET): Sam Houston State University Huntsville, Texas

Adjunct Instructor

Provide Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) approved training to law enforcement personnel in the field of Criminal Justice. Prepare and present training to law enforcement personnel covering all aspects of law enforcement training and education.

Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT): Sam Houston State University Huntsville, Texas

Adjunct Instructor

Provide Drug Recognition training to Texas DWI Intervention Program instructors including parole, probation officers and support staff. Training included the recognition of drug impairment in individuals during face to face contact and workplace security and safety.

Blinn College: College of Criminal Justice Bryan, Texas

Adjunct Instructor

Serve as an adjunct instructor for the College of Criminal Justice. Duties include providing students with classroom and practical instruction in the field of Criminal Justice.

Texas A&M University System: Texas Engineering Extension Service- Law Enforcement & Security Training Division College Station, Texas 08/99 to 08/02

Program Coordinator (Drug Evaluation & Classification Program)

My responsibility as program coordinator is to oversee the daily operation and fiscal responsibility of a statewide grant-supported training program (Drug Evaluation and Classification Program training program). Satisfactory completion of the 156- hour course certified law enforcement officers as Drug Recognition Experts (DRE). I had supervisory responsibility over statewide adjunct instructors and regional program coordinators. I created and submitted a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) federal flow through grant funding proposal annually. Administrative duties included but were not limited to budget development and review, operational cost benefit analysis, operational strategic planning, creating timelines and level of effort as well as overseeing compliance with multiple program goals and objectives. I was also responsible for the program training curriculum design, development, and implementation initiatives. I was further responsible for statewide policy and procedure development, implementation, and enforcement administration as well as sub-contract employment approval and release. I also managed and delivered national and statewide training courses and presentations in reference to drug impairment. I was responsible for the training administration and records retention/reporting for all DECP courses held in the state of Texas.

Law Enforcement Training Program Coordinator

My responsibility as a program coordinator was to oversee the daily operation and fiscal responsibility of multiple tuition-based training program functions including but not limited to law enforcement investigation, law enforcement & media relations, criminal interdiction, report writing and courtroom testimony, patrol tactics, street level narcotics interdiction, racial profiling/asset forfeiture and defensive tactics (PPCT). I had supervisory responsibility over training program specialists and adjunct instructors. I was also responsible for the creation of training curriculum design and development initiatives. Other responsibilities include policy and procedure development; national and statewide training course management; and training administration for thousands of law enforcement personnel on an annual basis.

City of College Station Police Department: College Station, Texas 07/90 through 08/99

Patrol Division

Master Police Officer (Rank Promotion) my responsibilities as a Master Officer included the enforcement of Federal, State, and Municipal laws and ordinance; supervision of six field patrol officers in the absence of the sergeant; planning, organizing, and directing the activities of staff personnel; management of critical incident scenes and major crime scenes; crash scene reconstruction; served as a field training officer for police recruits and provided roll call training as needed.

Special Enforcement Division

Senior Police Officer (Rank Promotion) my responsibilities with the Special Enforcement Division involved enforcement of state traffic law; enforcement within high traffic collision areas; crash scene management; crash reconstruction, forensic mapping of critical incident scenes; scale drawing of crash and critical incident scenes; supervision of the traffic division in the absence of the supervisor; supervision of the school crossing guard program.

Patrol Division

My responsibilities as a patrol officer included the enforcement of Federal, State, and municipal laws and ordinance; preserve the public peace; investigate crimes; protect life, property, and citizen rights; prevent and suppress crimes in progress; apprehend criminals; compile reports; compile field crash reports, manage critical incident scenes until supervisors arrived; community oriented policing.

Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner Course: Denver, Colorado

Platt and Associates
4343 Carter Creek Parkway, Suite 120
Bryan, Texas 77802
(979) 846-3950 (Office)
(979) 846-3974 (Fax)
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