Major Catrina Shead
Catrina M. Shead is a 26-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department who began her law enforcement career in May of 1994. After serving several years as a patrol officer and background investigator for the Personnel Division she was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2002. As a sergeant she supervised squads and sectors within the Patrol Division and Robbery Unit. In February 2006 she was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. As a Lieutenant, Catrina has served as a commander in patrol, training and narcotics. In July 2012, she was promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief commanding the Homeland Security Division, Property Crimes and Northwest Patrol Division. Currently, she serves as the Division Commander of the Central Patrol Division. She has been involved in planning and implementation of several largescale critical incidents and events to include Hurricane Katrina and Rita, 2014 JFK 50, 2015 NCAA Championship, 2010 NBA All-Star, Super Bowl XLV, George W. Bush Library opening and numerous dignitary visits.
As a certified TCLEOSE Instructor, she has presented courses on leadership for supervisors, developing interviewing skills, juvenile delinquency prevention, developing effective writing skills, successful assessment center training skills and NIMS/ICS Critical Incident Management. Since 2017 she has proudly served as the President of the Roosevelt High School Collegiate Advisory Board and as a member on the City Year/AmeriCorps Dallas board.
Catrina holds a Master of Arts degree in Psychology/Counseling. She is a graduate of the International Law Enforcement Management College, Senior Management Institute for Police, FBI National Academy and the Caruth Police Institute.