Captain Wayne Hastedt

Captain Wayne Hastedt

Captain Wayne Hastedt began his career with the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office in October of 1990 as a deputy in the Detention Division. In 1991 he was transferred to Patrol and in April of 1993, he was promoted to Detective assigned to work property crimes, and later began working crimes against persons. In 1995 he became a Field Training Officer and was assigned to evening shift patrol

In 1997 Captain Hastedt became the Field Training Coordinator for the Patrol Division and created the program used today. This responsibility stayed with him until November 2023. In 1999 he was promoted to Corporal and continued to work in that capacity on evening shift patrol. That same year he obtained his instructor’s license from TCOLE and began creating lesson plans for various subjects that would be taught to personnel of the Sheriff’s Office and outside agencies as well. Captain Hastedt helped develop many tactics courses that are still being used today, such as traffic stop safety, high risk stop safety, building clearing, defense tactics, reality-based training, and force on force training.

In 2005, he was promoted to Sergeant and continued service on evening shift in the Patrol Division. In this capacity, Captain Hastedt continued to teach various subjects, helped manage the shift, and lead the field training program.

In 2011, he was promoted to Lieutenant and served as the Patrol Evening Shift Commander and continued to teach and develop various programs that helped progress the Division and the department. In 2014, Captain Hastedt moved to the position of Patrol Administrative Lieutenant and was responsible for budgeting, inventory, training, specialty units, the contract deputy program, conducting various seminars, and use of force reviews, where he remained until November 2023 when he was promoted to Captain and assigned to the Pro-Active Unit of the Criminal Investigations Division, also known as the Special Investigations Division.

Captain Wayne Hastedt holds a Master Peace Officer License, Master Jailer’s License, and State Instructor’s License. He is a certified instructor in Taser, OC Spray, Defensive Driving, Krav Maga Defense Tactics, Sudden Custody Death Syndrome, and holds a use of force analyst certification through the Force Science Institute.

Captain Hastedt also served as President of The Fort Bend County Deputy Sheriff’s Association and played a lead role in bringing Civil Service to the Sheriff’s Office.

Captain Wayne Hastedt may be reached by email at

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