Curriculum Vitae

HOUSTON D. PITTS

EDUCATION:

1970 - 1974 Bachelor's Degree Elementary Education
Northeastern State University; Tahlequah, Oklahoma
1963 - 1966 Muskogee High School; Muskogee, Oklahoma

SPECIALIZED TRAINING:

  • Air Policeman Training, United States Air Force; Lackland Air Force Base; San Antonio, Texas

  • Council on Law Enforcement Education & Training Approved Private Security Officer Training; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

EXPERIENCE:

July 2002 - Present: American Professional Services, Inc.; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Acting Director, American Academy of Private Investigation & Security: Acting divisional director, responsible for administrative oversight and management of private training academy. Licensed security officer, providing standing and foot patrol service for a myriad of clientele.

1981 to 2002: Oklahoma City Public Schools - Teacher: Maintained classroom organization, prepared students for national and state testing, collaborated with principal and staff, completed student records, updated progress, coordinated science fair each year; accepted principal duties in her absence; implemented in-school suspension based upon the philosophy that if the student received some techniques on social behavior in a positive learning environment, he/she would be more successful; Reunion Representative for many years.

2001 to 2001: Pinkerton Security Company; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Security Officer: Four month assignment at Seagate Industries, monitoring electronic surveillance equipment, received and logged hourly calls from security personnel stationed elsewhere to ensure their safety, maintained log for 12-hour shifts.

1983 to 1985: Frontier City; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Catering and Picnic Supervisor: Planned and organized large company picnics, directing catering crews in setting up, serving, cleaning up; fostered good relationships with company coordinators to ensure positive results; often called upon to circulate throughout park to assist in park supervision.

MILITARY & CIVILIAN AWARDS:

Air Force Good Conduct Medal; Vietnam Campaign Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Military Police Training Ribbon; Basic Training Completion Ribbon; Expert Rifle Qualification Medal (M-16); Expert Pistol Qualification Medal

OTHER:

Awarded Teacher of the Year 2000 and 2001; Oklahoma City Public Schools

Licensed by Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training for Private Security