Dr. Tomas Carl Mijares
Ph.D. Higher and Continuing Education, University of Michigan (1988)
M.A. Criminal Justice, University of Detroit (1976)
B.A. Political Science, University of Michigan (1967)
A.A. Grand Rapids Junior College (1965)
Areas of Expertise:
Dr. Tom Mijares became a member of the Criminal Justice faculty at Texas State University in 1990 after retiring from the Detroit Police Department. He spent the majority of his career as a sergeant in patrol supervision and tactical operations. Simultaneously he earned his Master’s degree from the University of Detroit and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Dr. Mijares currently serves as a member of the Training Advisory Board for the Texas Tactical Police Officers Association and the Texas Police Association.
He has worked on multiple research projects with the National Tactical Officers Association and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. His research findings in police crisis management have been presented in several professional conferences and published in a variety of academic and professional journals. He is the lead author of the following books: Training the SWAT Trainer: Legal Mandates and Practical Suggestions for Improving Police Tactical Performance; Significant Tactical Police Cases: Learning from Past Events to Improve upon Future Responses; and The Management of Police Specialized Tactical Units.