Patrick Coggins

Chief Patrick Coggins

Patrick.coggins@msutexas.edu

    Chief Patrick Coggins began his law enforcement career with the U.S. Air Force in 1986.  Upon receiving his honorable discharge, he worked in both municipal and county law enforcement, where he held positions including police officer, deputy sheriff, patrol sergeant and detective sergeant.  In 2003, Coggins transitioned into higher education law enforcement within the Texas A&M University System, where he rose to the rank of Lieutenant/Director of Police Operations with West Texas A&M University, and ultimately to Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety at Texas A&M University – Central Texas.  Chief Coggins has led the MSU Texas Police Department since 2016.

     Chief Coggins is a TCOLE Master Peace Officer, Police Instructor, Police Firearms Instructor and Crime Prevention Inspector.  He is a Cooper-certified law enforcement physical fitness specialist, holds a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice and is a graduate of the Leadership Command College of the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Institute of Texas, at Sam Houston State University.


Supplemental Officer Michael Bland

     After having lived in several countries throughout the world, Supplemental Officer Michael Bland and his family settled in the Wichita Falls area, where Bland graduated from Hirschi High School.  Officer Bland began his career in law enforcement with the Wichita County Sheriff’s Office in 1987 and has worked for several police agencies, retiring from Texas Tech University PD in 2009 as the Assistant Chief.  Officer Bland is an instructor in several specialty areas, including Expandable Baton, Weapons of Mass Destruction, DNA Forensics, RADAR, and the Sexual Assault/Family Violence Course.  Officer Bland holds numerous specialties including hostage negotiations, crime scene investigation, cybercrimes investigation, subconscious communications for Interview and interrogation and numerous proficiency certifications from FEMA in Incident Command Systems and Emergency Management.

      A former U.S. Army Officer, Officer Bland honorably retired at the rank of Major, and holds numerous additional skill identifiers.  During his military tenure, Officer Blend’s areas of specialty included Air Borne & Air Assault, Special Operations and Plans and Operations.  Bland is a graduate of the LEMIT Leadership Command College, holds a graduate degree and a TCOLE Master Peace Officer certificate.  Ofc. Bland has served the MSU Community as a supplemental police officer since 2011.


Steven Callarman

Clery Compliance Officer Steven Callarman

Steven.callarman@msutexas.edu

     Clery Compliance Officer Steven Callarman grew up in Grand Prairie, Texas, and graduated from GPHS – home of the mighty Gophers!  After graduation, Callarman pursued his passion for baseball, and attended Texas Christian University, where lettered in baseball for four years and graduated with a B.S. Degree. 

     Callarman began his law enforcement career with the Mesquite, Texas, police department; an agency from which he retired at the rank of Captain, in 2014.  Throughout his career, Callarman managed a variety of special functions for the Mesquite PD, including Patrol, School Resource Officer, Criminal Investigations and Training.

     Officer Callarman holds Master Peace Officer and Police Instructor certificates through TCOLE, was recognized as “Officer of the Year” by the Mesquite PD Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association, and is a graduate of the Leadership Command College of the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Institute of Texas at Sam Houston State University.


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Officer Amy Van Veen 

Amy.vanveen@msutexas.edu

Officer Amy Van Veen, a graduate of Midland High School, began her law enforcement career in 1990, as an officer with the Odessa, Texas, Police Department.  Van Veen served with OPD for nearly twenty years, before retiring in 2009, at the rank of sergeant.  In 2012, Officer Van Veen returned to police work, serving with the University of Texas System Police, at both the El Paso and Permian Basin UT campuses.  Van Veen’s most recent assignment was at the UTPB campus in Odessa, where she served as a police sergeant.  Special assignments Officer Van Veen has held during her extensive career include Field Training Officer and Field Training Program Supervisor.

Officer Van Veen holds an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice from Odessa College and a Master Peace Officer certificate through TCOLE.  She has been serving the MSU Texas Community since September of 2020.


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Sgt. Albert Jimenes

Albert.jimenes@msutexas.edu

     Sgt. Albert Jimenes grew up in Wichita Falls and graduated from Old High before beginning his law enforcement career with the Wichita County Sheriff’s Office in 1996, where he served as a sergeant over the jail.  In 2002, Jimenes joined the MSU Texas Police Department team and, during his tenure, has served as police officer, detective, sergeant and Interim Chief of Police.  Sgt. Jimenes supervises a variety of functions at UPD, including the evidence room and the Communication’s Office, and is the agency’s TCIC/NCIC Terminal Access Coordinator.  Well-known throughout the MSU Community, Sgt. Jimenes represents MSU Texas PD on the Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management committee and the University’s Sexual Assault Response Team.  Jimenes’ current assignment includes supervising evenings and night shift patrol and Communications.

     Sergeant Jimenes holds a TCOLE Jailer License, a Master Peace Officer certificate, and is currently seeking his baccalaureate degree at MSU Texas.


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Detective William "Brad" Love

William.love@msutexas.edu

     Detective Love has been in law enforcement for over thirty years, having begun his career in the Texas Panhandle in 1988.  In 1995, Love accepted a position with the Wichita Falls Police Department where he worked in a variety of capacities, including patrol officer, field training officer, misdemeanor detective and ultimately rising to the level of a crimes against persons detective, where his talents were focused on investigating complex felony cases, including robberies, aggravated assaults, sexual assaults, and homicides.  While with WFPD, Love served on the Department’s search and rescue dive team, was a member of the department Honor Guard, and received specialized training in the areas of blood spatter analysis, interview and interrogation, and crime scene search.  Love retired from the Wichita Falls Police Department in 2018 and accepted a position with the MSU Texas Police Department, where he continues his service to his community.

      Detective Love is a retired U.S. Army National Guard Sergeant and TCOLE Master Peace Officer, Police Instructor and Crime Prevention Inspector.  Love holds a Bachelor Degree from MSU Texas and is currently pursuing his Masters.  In his off-duty time, Love is an accomplished amateur photographer and we are appreciative of his photography work, which adorns our website.



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Sgt. Joseph Snyder

Joseph.snyder@msutexas.edu

     The son of an Air Force serviceman, Sgt. Joseph Snyder grew up in various locations around the nation, but settled in Wichita Falls – the location of his father’s final duty station before retirement. 

     A graduate of Notre Dame High School, Snyder worked in the news media industry until joining the Wichita Falls Police Department in 1987.  During his tenure with WFPD, Snyder attained the rank of Sergeant and served in a variety of unique capacities, to include K-9 handler, Field Training Officer and Supervisor, Public Information Officer and Wichita Crime Stoppers Coordinator.  Snyder’s formal achievements while with WFPD include 2009 Supervisor of the year (International Crime Free Association), the Police Commendation Medal, the Certificate of Civic Achievement (x2) and the Certificate of Merit (x3).  Sgt. Snyder retired from WFPD at the rank of Sergeant in 2012. 

     Snyder has been serving the MSU Community since early 2016 and was promoted to the rank of Police Sergeant in 2018.  Sgt. Snyder holds a TCOLE Master Peace Officer certificate.



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Officer David Wilk

David.wilk@msutexas.edu

     Officer David Wilk graduated high school in Amarillo, Texas and, in 1986, entered the field of law enforcement, with the Potter County Sheriff’s Office.  Wilk’s police career spans over three decades and, during that time, he has worked in both municipal and county law enforcement.  Throughout his tenure, Wilk has held a variety of special assignments, including K-9 handler and trainer, SWAT operator and team leader, field training officer, patrol supervisor and jail administrator.  Awards Wilk has received include the Life Saving Award, the Community Service Award, the Certificate of Merit and the Police Commendation Medal.  In 2019, Ofc. Wilk retired from county service at the rank of Lieutenant and joined the MSU Texas PD team shortly thereafter.

     Officer Wilk holds TCOLE Master Peace Officer, Master Jailer, Police Instructor and Police Firearms Instructor certificates and is a Graduate of the National Jail Leadership Command Academy (Class 18), of the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Institute of Texas, at Sam Houston State University.