Retirement ceremony for Sergeant Terry Morrow | Community Spirit
From the Tyler Police Department:
Please join us on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at the Tyler Police Department, to witness Sergeant Terry Morrow retire after 32.5 years of service with the Tyler Police Department.
Terry Morrow began working for the Tyler Police Department on June1, 1980. He became a Sergeant on May 11, 1988 and currently manages the police substation while supervising the Property Crimes Investigation Unit. Prior to this assignment Terry was assigned to the Integrity Unit for several years. He served in the Patrol Division as a supervisor and also spent three years as the department's Public Information Officer.
Sgt. Morrow holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from William Patterson University of New Jersey, a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at Tyler, a Master Peace Officer Certificate, a TCLEOSE Instructor's Certificate and is a graduate of the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Command College of Texas.
He has been a negotiator on the Crisis Negotiation Team since 1994 and is currently the Commander of the team. He served for twelve years as a member of the board of the Texas Association of Hostage Negotiators and is a past president of the organization. He is a member of the East Texas Critical Incident Stress Management Team and was part of a local team that responded to the World Trade Center Ground Zero site as peer counselors in the aftermath of the 9/11 attack.
Sgt. Morrow has instructed at the Tyler Junior College Police Academy, was a part-time instructor of Criminal Justice at Tyler Junior College for several years, has taught the TCLEOSE Instructors Certification Class many times, led a team that developed and taught a Crisis Intervention Training curriculum for all Tyler P.D. officers and was part of a team that wrote the CIT curriculum for TCLEOSE. Sgt. Morrow is also a graduate of the Dale Carnegie Course and Leadership Tyler Class XI. He is a recipient of the 1999 East Texas Crisis Center Hope Award, is a long time member of the Crisis Center Board of Directors and is the current President of the Board. He was a United Way Loaned Executive from 1999 through 2008, received the Loaned Executive of the Year award in 2001, served as Chair of the Loaned Executives for 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007, he was a member of the board of directors for many years and has been an advisory board member of 2-1-1 of East Texas. Other community service includes being a past board member of the Tyler-Smith County FEMA-EFSP and a past member of the board of the Literacy Council of Tyler.
Sgt. Morrow is a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and Shriner, and is an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Jacksonville.