Matt Carter has been a law enforcement professional his entire adult life. He began his career as a dispatcher in September 1992 with the Bellville Police Department while attending Blinn College. Matt became a certified peace officer in June 1995 after attending the Gus George Law Enforcement Academy (GGLEA). He joined the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office in September 1995, beginning his career in the Detention Division. During his nearly 25 years at the Sheriff’s Office, Matt has served in the Detention, Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Training, Identification, Emergency Operations / Communications, and Court Security Divisions.
Matt graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and later earned a Master of Science in Criminal Justice, both from the University of Houston-Downtown (UH-D). Matt is a graduate of the 235th Session of the FBI National Academy and holds Master Peace Officer and Advanced Instructor Certificates from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).
Matt began conducting classroom training in 1998. Since that time, he has instructed thousands of students in hundreds of courses covering many topics. Matt spent 10 years as a full-time GGLEA staff member, including Academy Director, where he was responsible for the oversight and delivery of all training programs. Matt progressively promoted within the Sheriff’s Office, holding ranks from Deputy to Captain, including four different division commands.
With wide ranging experience of more than 22 years in the classroom, Matt has found a focused calling in two areas: instructor development and first responder trauma management. Matt has both personal and professional knowledge in successful management of trauma and crisis, with a special expertise for first responders. With a heart for Telecommunications Operators, Matt recognizes the unique stress and trauma exposure produced in a 9-1-1 call center.