San Angelo Police Sgt. Tim Coffman is the first officer in the department’s history to receive certification as a crime prevention specialist. Coffman, a 20-year veteran department, has been working his way through required course work to earn the certification. To be eligible for certification, applicants must be a member of the Texas Crime Prevention Association and have prerequisite completion of Crime Prevention I, Crime Prevention II and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design.
A Certified Crime Prevention Specialist certification is the only certification of its kind currently recognized by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.