Governor Abbott Designates Dorris to the Texas Violent Gang Task Force

July 7, 2021 | Austin, Texas | Appointment

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.

Susan Dorris of Amarillo is a Patrolman at the Amarillo Police Department and has 25 years of experience in law enforcement. She has been a Patrolman 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. She is a current volunteer with the Panhandle Angels Foundation, Special Olympics, and Bridge Child Advocacy Center. She previously volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. Dorris graduated from Amarillo College with an Associate Degree and received a bachelor’s and master’s degrees from West Texas A&M University.