Social Media Development Coordinator
Officer Kristie Brian is a 1990 graduate of New Diana High School and received her Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at Tyler in 1996. Prior to coming to work for the Longview Police Department, she served as a Probation Officer for Upshur County Community Supervision and Corrections Department for 7 1/2 years. While there, she supervised adult misdemeanor and felony cases and was the Victim Service's Coordinator for the probation department. She also served on the Upshur County Crimestoppers Board.
Officer Brian joined the Longview Police Department in October of 2003 and was nominated for Rookie of the Year in 2005 and Officer of the Year in 2011. She holds her Instructor Certificate from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE), has a Master Peace Officers certification, and is on the board for the Gregg County Crimestoppers. She also serves on the Gregg County Adult Protective Services Board, Longview Police Officer's Association Board, Hope for Youth group, and the Police Benefit Association Board. She is a member of the National Information Officer's Association, Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO), International Association of Chief's of Police Association PIO section, and the East Texas Crime Prevention Association, where she served a term as Sergeant-at-Arms. She served as an advisor with the Longview Police Department's Explorer Post #201 and Explorer Club #202 and was a past member of the Zonta Club of Longview. She is also an instructor for the Longview Teen Court's anger management, theft management, and tobacco awareness programs. She coordinates the department's citizen, business, and teen police academies.
Officer Brian served as the co-coordinator of the East Texas Anti-Trafficking Team (ETATT) coalition which addresses issues of Human trafficking in East Texas.
Officer Brian was a Field Training Officer prior to being selected to be the Police Area Representative for District "B", Beat 40 in January of 2007. During her service as a PAR Officer her duties included the implementation of neighborhood improvement projects specific to Beat 40. Some of these projects included developing and maintaining Neighborhood Crime Watch and Citizens on Patrol programs. She was also involved in city park safety patrols, prostitution stings, safety awareness presentations, business and residential safety surveys, church safety programs, and neighborhood revitalization efforts.
She has coordinated the Women's Handgun & Safety program since 2008.