College of Criminal Justice News

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Real Talk with CJ: Mark V. Denham

Tuesday Feb 9, 2010
2:00 pm - 3:00pm
CJ Cafe (CJava)

Mark V. Denham is a certified Master Peace Officer with Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) with more than 30 years’ experience in local, state, and federal law enforcement. He has an extensive crisis management and response background as a tactical practitioner and instructor.

Mark is a knowledgeable and seasoned FBI Instructor in Firearms, Defensive Tactics, Chemical Agents, Tactical Operations and Street Survival, Ballistic Shield, Expandable Baton, General Police Instructor, Rappel Master Instructor, as well as a TCLEOSE Certified Basic Instructor and TCLEOSE Firearms Instructor. Additionally, Mark is qualified as a Public Information Officer, Air Tactical Officer, Field Training Officer, and Hostage/Crisis Negotiator.

His extensive tactical and crisis management experience comes from two decades of working as a Special Agent for the FBI. During that time, he served as an FBI Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team member. Some of Mark’s SWAT assignments encompassed such historical events as the Edmond, Oklahoma, Post Office Massacre, Los Angeles Riots, Waco Standoff at Mount Carmel, and the manhunt for FBI Top Ten Fugitive Eric Rudolph in the mountains of North Carolina.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Southern Mississippi. He expanded his education while attending the University of London where he conducted a Comparative Study in Criminal Jurisprudence. He is also a graduate of Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas Leadership Command College and is currently working towards a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management at Sam Houston State University.

Mark is now a Detective Sergeant with Shenandoah Police Department and holds a Firearms Instructor position at his agency. He lives in Conroe with his two dogs and his best friend and wife Magdalena.


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