Lonny Haschel

Program Manager, National Safety Council

Over the past 33 years, I have been a police officer in two states.  From 1994 to 2000, I worked as a road trooper. In 2000, I was assigned to the Media and Communications section. The last 21 years of my career was spent working as the Texas DPS Public Information Officer in the Dallas-Ft. Worth media market. I worked with six media sergeants, and together covered 42 counties in North Texas with a population of over seven million people. During my tenure, I worked with news media on many breaking news events, cold cases, criminal investigations, and natural disasters. I retired from the Texas DPS on August 31, 2021 after serving over 27 years.  Over the past 33 years, I have been a police officer in two states.  From 1994 to 2000, I worked as a road trooper. In 2000, I was assigned to the Media and Communications section. The last 21 years of my career was spent working as the Texas DPS Public Information Officer in the Dallas-Ft. Worth media market. I worked with six media sergeants, and together covered 42 counties in North Texas with a population of over seven million people. During my tenure, I worked with news media on many breaking news events, cold cases, criminal investigations, and natural disasters. I retired from the Texas DPS on August 31, 2021 after serving over 27 years.