Officer Alicia Dockens began her career with UT System Police as a Telecommunications Operator and Public Safety Officer at UT Health Northeast in 2010 and went on to graduate from the 92nd UT System Police Academy in 2011. Although she misses back home (East Texas), Alicia relocated to the San Antonio area and currently works for the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio Police Department.
With only 3 female firearms instructors throughout UT System, Alicia is more than proud to be a part of this group. Alicia has been a firearms instructor for four years and has assisted with cadet and lateral classes at the UT System Police Academy. She is always more than willing to help out anyone who is seeking to improve their shooting skills. Alicia competed on a shooting team at an IDPA (International Defensive Pistol Association) match in Bracketville, Texas, placing 4th overall. This particular shooting match was a fundraiser for the Border Patrol Police Explorers program. There are plans for Alicia to compete again in the near future. Alicia has also been a RAD (rape aggression defense) instructor for three years and enjoys being a part of such a wonderful program and seeing the students gain confidence in their self and abilities. She believes wholeheartedly in this program and the potential it has to change someone’s life.
Alicia is working towards completing a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration through Tarleton State University. After obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree, Alicia plans to continue her education by working towards a Master’s Degree through Tarleton State University. She plans to use her degree to assist her in promoting through the ranks, not only to preserve the positive leadership that currently exists, but also to be a catalyst for excellence and professionalism. Alicia believes that obtaining a quality education, continued training, and having a solid mentor will set you up for success. She has made many friends along her law enforcement journey who have contributed to her personal and professional growth and considers herself blessed for having those positive influences in her life.
Alicia has been awarded with two Life Saving Awards. She received one Life Saving Award while at UT Health Northeast and the other while at UT Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Alicia has a wonderfully supportive husband and they have a son who keeps them very busy.