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Richard Whitehead & Associates LLC is a public safety training and consulting firm founded in 1995.  We have clients across the country and internationally.

With 34 years in public service, Rick has been working with agencies of various sizes across the nation. At 18 years of age, he served his country in the US Army as a Military Policeman and after Honorable Discharge began his civilian career as a Patrolman for Baytown, suburb of Houston, then 25 years with the Travis County Sheriff's Office. He is married and has three grown children and four grandchildren.

​​Richard is Author and Administrator for most of the curriculum. Sole Author for the Field Training Officer Certification & Program Administrators Course. His FTO program has been in use singularly by TCSO since its inception in 1992 and it is being rapidly adopted across the country. The FTO program is adaptable and easily implement able. It has been adopted and implemented for New Supervisors, SWAT, Communications, Corrections, and Fire/EMS units.

​Recognizing the need for specialized programs, he has developed Field Training Programs for New Supervisors, (FTONS) and one for Returning Military Veterans, (VIP).

Our Associates are subject matter experts in their field with years of active experience.  No associate instructs in any topic that they are not a SME in.  All associates are independent contractors.


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