Assistant Chief Steven McDonald has worked in public safety since 2004 as a Police Officer, Firefighter, Paramedic, and Fire Marshal and holds a Master Peace Officer certificate from TCOLE and multiple certifications from TCFP.
Mr. McDonald is credentialed through the IAAI as a Certified Fire Investigator and was a member of the first graduating class from the Fire Executive Management Training at the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas. In addition to these certifications, he also maintains a paramedic certification through the State of Texas and holds an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Angelina College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management at Sam Houston State University.
Mr. McDonald and K-9 “Bella” make up the accelerant detection canine team for the Fort Bend County Fire Marshal’s Office. They are a certified K-9 Team through the Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office and the North American Police Work Dog Association.