Craig is a seasoned professor, law enforcement executive and attorney. He started his career in 1977 and progressed from Patrol Officer to Deputy Officer. Craig was a member of the Houston Policy Department’s Senior Executive Staff from 1992 through 2011 where he served as Deputy Director/General Counsel. During this time, he was also on the Executive Board of the Major Cities Chiefs Association as their General Counsel from 2005-2011.
In 2012, Craig was asked by Houston Baptist University (HBU) to help them start a Criminal Justice Program. He currently serves as the Criminal Justice Program Coordinator and an Assistant Professor of Law and Criminal Justice. Craig’s expertise has made him a sought-after speaker and teacher. He has taught police officers and law enforcement executives, both in Houston and throughout the U.S. and Canada since 1985. Craig has been an invited guest lecturer for the U.S. Department of State’s International Law Enforcement Academy, and has addressed numerous State Bar and Law Enforcement seminars.
In 2007, he was a guest on The O’Reilly Factor. He also has numerous publications in the Texas Police Journal and The Police Chief magazine.
Craig has been Of Counsel with Daniels & Tredennick since 2011.
As a trial attorney for the City of Houston Legal Department, Craig served as First Chair attorney with responsibility for an average caseload of over 100 cases in County, State District, State Appellate and Federal Courts. He specialized in cases involving police civil rights, auto accidents, premise liability, and other general tort litigation.
Federal Bureau of Investigation National Law Institute Graduate- United States Department of Justice, 1999
J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 1987
B.S., University of Houston, Criminal Justice, 1982
Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) Certifications
TCLEOSE Instructor License
Master, Advanced, Intermediate and Basic Police Officer Certifications
Honors & Awards
Houston Police Department Lifetime Achievement Award
Houston Police Department Meritorious Service Award
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States Supreme Court
Professional & Community Involvement
State Bar of Texas CLE, Guest Lecturer
Major Cities Chiefs Association, Consultant
Dickinson Police Department, Legal Advisor
Fairfield Baptist Church, Member & Sunday School Teacher
Instructor and Consultant for various law enforcement agencies
Houston Police Department
Deputy Director / General Counsel (1992-2011)
Sergeant / Detective / Police Officer (1977-1990)
City of Houston Legal Department, Trial Attorney & Forfeiture Abatement Support Team Director
Sam Houston State University, Adjunct Professor
Houston Community College, Adjunct Professor