Meetings and Events

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Most meetings run from 2:00-3:30 PM Central Time.


Sunday, November 13 – This is a ZOOM-only, MEMBERS ONLY event.
2:30 PM (time approximate; will begin after the Annual General Meeting)

“An Introduction to Fatal Vehicle Crash Investigation and Case Analysis”
Dana Debiaw, Corporal III with the Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol
This speaker event will not be recorded.

Corporal Debiaw will discuss the world of motor vehicle crash investigations with a focus on fatal car crashes involving intoxicated drivers. He will describe how law enforcement officers investigate the scene for successful prosecution and will discuss the investigation of an actual crash fatality.

Corporal Dana Debiaw (on the right)


Dana Debiaw started his law enforcement career in 2004 as a Criminal Investigator in the U.S. Marine Corps where he served for 6 years in the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) as an apprentice investigator, criminal investigator, and chief investigator. In addition, Trooper Debiaw served 2 years as a Marine Special Agent assigned to the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). Corporal Debiaw attended the Texas Department of Public Safety Law Enforcement Academy in July 2012. He has been a State Trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety since December 2012 starting in Val Verde County. He transferred to Fort Bend County in December 2014. Corporal Debiaw completed his graduate work at Sul Ross State University, earning a dual Masters Degree in Public Administration and Criminal Justice.

His duties have included traffic enforcement, DWI enforcement, accident investigation/reconstruction, and general enforcement of state laws. Corporal Debiaw is a core instructor of the SFST 24-hour Course at the TX DPS Law Enforcement Academy, and he conducts regular DWI Investigations/SFST Update courses throughout the year. Corporal Debiaw serves as an Adjunct Instructor at the College of the Mainland Law Enforcement Academy in Texas City, TX where he teaches TX TRC, Crash Investigations, SFSTs. Corporal Debiaw is also a TX TRC instructor at the Gus George Law Enforcement Academy in Ft Bend County. His current duties include assessing his District’s training needs, coordinate and proctor local and regional training events, monitor and maintain District training records, and instruct numerous courses.