Detailed Information for Karen Olson

Karen Olson 
Criminal Justice
 » Adjunct Faculty
Office Location
Martin Hall 105A
Office Hours



Contact Information

My Websites


Emergency Management and Planning

Homeland Security


School Security

Security Training

Foreign Travel

Education Background

Institution Degree    Graduation Date
Midwestern State University M.A,  
Lamar University B.S.  

Employment Background

Institution Position Start Date / End Date
 Albuquerque Police Department  Patrolman, Detective, Sergeant  1973-Apr.  1976- Aug.
 Damavand College- Tehran, Iran  Instructor, Chairman of Physical Education  1976-Aug.  1977- Aug.
 Midwestern State University  Police Officer  1979-Apr., 1995- Mar.  1981- Sept., 1999-July
 Vernon Regional Junior College  Chairman of Criminal Justice Program and Dept. of Social Sciences  1981- Aug.  1990-Jan.
 U.S. Dept. of State, Diplomatic Security  Local Guard Coordinator, Assistant to Regional Security Officer  1992- Feb.  1994- Aug.
 Wichita Falls Independent School District  Chief of Police/Director of Security  1994-Oct.  present

Research and Publications

"The Ball-Point Rip-Off: A Forgery Investigator's Handbook", Davis Publishing, Santa Cruz, (1976)

School Incidents of Domestic Terrorism 1927-present (updated annually since 2001)

Major Incidents of Terrorism Against US Interests (updated annually since 2001)

"WFISD Emergency Preparedness (WMD) Handbook" (2001, updated 2003, 2005, 2009)

"Severe Weather History of Wichita County Since 1922" (2008, updated 2009, 2010) 

"Major US Gulf Hurricanes Since 1900,"  (2010)