Kevin Gray moved from Canada to Houston in 2002 and started his law enforcement career with the University of Texas at Houston in the summer or 2003. He has two Bachelor of Science degrees, one in Athletic training, the other in Physical Education, both from Lincoln Memorial University.
Kevin is a TCOLE Master Peace Officer, promoted to Sergeant in 2006 and is currently assigned as the Crime Mitigation Sergeant. As the Crime Mitigation Sergeant, Kevin has had great success with the development of safety presentations for both MD Anderson Cancer Center and UT Health Science Center concerning such topics as Workplace Violence, Domestic Violence, Hostile Intruder/Active Shooter, Id Theft, and Travel Safety. He and his team, over the past 5 years, have instructed to over 7000 employees and students.
He is a certified TCOLE instructor for ALERRT-Response to Active Shooter, ASP Baton, Handcuffing and firearms. Kevin first attended Level 1 ALERRT School in 2005 and earned his ALERRT Instructor Certification in December 2009. Kevin has instructed for UT Police at Houston ALERRT Refresher courses III, IV and V helping train all UT Police commissioned officers and other police officers from several Houston area police departments.
Kevin is a member of the UT Police At Houston Rapid Threat Assessment Team. He also sits on both the MD Anderson Cancer Center and UTHealth Workplace Violence/Behavioral Intervention Teams and has successfully completed the Gavin DeBecker Threat Assessment Academy, the NCIS Threat Assessment Academy and Terrorism & Homeland Security by TEEX. With a 300% increase in threats across the Houston institutions during the past 2 years, his training has enabled him to help the teams develop the appropriate rapid response protocols and threat assessments to these threats.
He is also a member of the UT System and Houston Rapid Response Teams and has successfully completed a basic SWAT Operators course at SMU and Advanced SWAT Operators course through the Texas Department of Public Safety Texas Rangers. Kevin has been part of several SRRT Operations throughout the State of Texas helping support other UT campuses.
Kevin recently competed in the 2013 Chancellor’s Trophy Pistol Match along with fellow officer Carlos Guzman, finishing 1st overall in the team competition.
“Looking back on any career, there will be success and failure, both of which help sculpt and mold who you are as a professional. However the more integral part of career development is having the proper guidance during both the successes and failures, and on occasion, when recognized as an individual you can most certainly look back and find a team that helped you get to where you are. For me, it started at the academy – Inspector Raff, field training and instructors– Lt. W. Smith, Lt. Redmond, Sgt. Barnwell, Officer Asberry, Ofc. Reveles. My supervisors from patrol and the availability of the command staff all the way to the Chief Adcox and Assistant Chief McGregor. Co-workers, both commissioned and non-commissioned, as well as the Inspectors and Directors at ODOP, all have been willing to guide, correct, teach, encourage and support; it is very much appreciated” - Kevin Gray
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them. – Proverb
“…I firmly believe that any man's finest hour -- his greatest fulfillment to all he holds dear -- is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious." - Coach Vincent T. Lombardi