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James Britton (Britt) Snipes
Greetings and good day Longhorns!
Welcome to my CHHS teacher website. If you are reading this then you are most likely enrolled in one of my criminal justice classes or have a child enrolled. I hope to get to know you or your student well during this school year. The following is a bit of information about myself and my journey to CHHS.
I graduated from Sam Houston State University in 1976 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice. My post graduate work was conducted at Texas A&M University - Commerce. I am an honorably retired Texas Master Peace Officer. I served with the Arlington Police Department and the Midlothian Police Department for many years. During my service I gained experience in patrol, crime analysis, under-cover investigations, motorcycle officer, school resource officer, crime prevention officer and media liaison officer. I bring my experiences in each of those duties to the classroom. I retired from police work in 2008.
In 1998 I was honored and privileged to become a full-time, certified classroom teacher with CHHS teaching criminal justice studies. This begins my 21st year with CHHS and I can't think of a better place to be. I am proud to say that I have taught thousands of students over the years and many have gone on to successful careers in the criminal justice system. I have former students working as lawyers with the Dallas County DA's office, working in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice as parole officers, working in the corrections system, working in Homeland Security and many, many former students are now serving as peace officers and firefighters.
Even if you don't really have an interest in law or law enforcement, the criminal justice courses at CHHS are, in my view, important courses of study. Every citizen should know about the constitution, the Bill of Rights and case law that ensures their rights. Everyone should know about how the police, courts and corrections work in this country so they can or may someday improve upon our system of justice.
Again, welcome to criminal justice studies. Let's have a great year.
TUTORING SCHEDULE: TUTORING IS AVAILABLE TO ANY AND ALL STUDENTS MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY FROM 3:50 PM TO 4:15 PM UPON REQUEST.
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