Amarillo police officer appointed to Texas Violent Gang Task Force


Governor Greg Abbott has designated Susan Dorris to the Texas Violent Gang Task Force for a term set at the pleasure of the Governor. 

The task force forms strategic partnerships among local, state, and federal criminal justice, juvenile justice, and correctional agencies to better enable those agencies to take a proactive stance towards tracking gang activity and the growth and spread of gangs statewide.

Dorris works for the Amarillo Police Department and has 25 years of experience in law enforcement. She has been a patrol officer for the past 14 years. 

She is a former member of the Texas Narcotic Officer Association, Texas Gang Investigators Association, Texas School Safety Center, and Student Crime Stoppers Amarillo. Dorris is a current volunteer with the Panhandle Angels Foundation, Special Olympics, and Bridge Child Advocacy Center. 

Dorris graduated from Amarillo College with an Associate Degree and received a bachelor’s and master’s degrees from West Texas A&M University.        

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