Bachelor of Science- Criminal Justice- Law Enforcement Investigation and Interviewing- Southwest Texas State University
Security Operations; Private Investigations; Emergency Management; Crisis Management; Corporate Security; Public Safety; Asset Protection; Training & Development; Security Options Workplace Safety; Security Management; Homeland Security; Crime Prevention; Surveillance; Counterterrosism
For the past 6 years, W. Scott Stephens was appointed by Austin Water Utility as Security Design Specialist. Mr. Stephens’ leadership is an asset within the City organization. He leads and is a key developer in the implementation of the security of Austin's water plants, pump stations and reservoirs. He coordinates with the engineering department on new construction. Mr. Stephens focuses solely on the development of physical security guidelines for water, wastewater, and stormwater facilities for public safety. Mr. Stephens’ role includes doing a thorough background check on all contractors that work for Austin Water Utility assuring the utmost safety. For over 100 years, Austin Water has been committed to providing safe, reliable, high-quality and affordable water services to our customers. Austin Water consistently ranks among the best in the country when it comes to water quality and facility safety. Prior to his role as Security Design Specialist, Mr. Stephens’ serviced as an Austin Police Officer for 28 years. He worked in many different capacities for the department. His specialty was crime prevention and training. He was instrumental in the community for developing crime recognition training for the banking and landlord sector. He wrote training programs utilizing his training background for community awareness. He won National recognition for his support of workplace violence prevention and traveled across the country raising awareness for safety and security in the workplace environment. Mr. Stephens has been a contributor to The American Waterworks Association publication as an expert in his field. Mr. Stephens graduated in 1976 from Southwest Texas State University with a "Bachelor of Science" in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement Investigation and Interviewing.