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SHSU Criminal Justice Center
Huntsville, Tx 77341

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm



Meet Our Staff

Administrative Staff:

Larry Hoover received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University and joined the faculty of the College of Criminal Justice in 1977. He is also Director of the Police Research Center with responsibilities that include directing the CRIMES projects and other grants and contracts. Email:

Jamie Tillerson received the B.B.A. degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She has been employed by the Criminal Justice Center since 1983 and is the administrative project manager for Police Research Center grants and contracts, including CRIMES.

Senior Technical Staff:

Paul Cobb earned the B.S. degree in criminal justice with a minor in information systems from the University of Houston-Downtown. He joined the project in 2004 after retiring as chief of police of the Pasadena, Texas, Police Department. His responsibilities include the crime and operations analysis components and police agency reports.

Suman Malempati earned the M.S. degree in computer science from SHSU. He has been with the project since 1998 and is responsible for module oversight; and design/operation of CRIMES-Law Enforcement.

Rafael Pulgar received the B.S. degree in computer engineering from the Universidad Rafael Urdaneta in Maracaibo, Venezuela. He has been with the project since 1996 and is responsible for module oversight; and design/operation of CRIMES-Community Supervision.

Technical Staff:

Wei Chen earned the M.S. degree in computer science from Georgia State University. Wei joined the project in 2013 after working for the Windham School District as a software developer. Wei's responsibilities include development of CRIMES modules.

Rory Glasgow joined the staff in 2011 after 14 years with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and Windham School District. He has over 20 years of experience as a developer, network administrator and database administrator. Rory's responsibilities include support and development of the Computer-Assisted Dispatch Module as well as related modules.

Sherry Lee Jones joined the project in 2012 after working for the Windham School District and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice as a web/database software developer. She earned the M.A. degree in psychology from SHSU after graduating from Texas A&M University. Sherry's responsibilities include development of support modules.

Avinash Kumar joined the project in 2016 after completing the M.S. degree in computing and information science at SHSU. Avinash's responsibilities include development of modules in CRIMES-Community Supervision.

Chalapathi "Rao" Malempati earned the M.S. degree in information systems from Eastern Michigan University. After being employed with TEK Systems Inc. for ten years, he joined the project in 2009 and is responsible for system web-based applications and the Citation Module.

Zahid Ali Mohammed joined the project in 2016. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Northwest Missouri State University and previously worked at the University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Public Safety. He is assigned to CRIMES-Community Supervision.

Christopher Muncy joined the project in 2011 after ten years of diverse experience in the private sector. His responsibilities include system configurations, network administration and regionalization of CRIMES' databases.

Gary Smith received his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University and serves on the faculty of the Computer Science Department at SHSU. He assists CRIMES' staff with database interfaces; and design and operation of the GPS module within CRIMES.

Ted Tadlock joined the project in 2007 and earned the M.S. degree in criminal justice from SHSU. His background includes service in the U.S. Navy and work for the city of Conroe. His responsibilities include design and implementation of components of modules including CRIMES-Law Enforcement.

Dymonique Williams joined the project in 2016 after completion of his Bachelor's degree and working at Computer Services at SHSU. His responsibilities include handling of the CRIMES Helpline, agency training and technical support.

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