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About the Executive Director

Corky Schalchlin began his career in law enforcement in 1982 as a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stationed in Orange County. In 1988, Corky promoted into the Narcotics Service and was stationed in the Dallas area as a Narcotics Investigator. As an investigator, Corky conducted overt criminal investigations and worked undercover drug investigations for 14 years. In 2002, Corky promoted to Lieutenant and oversaw drug squads in Houston and Dallas. In 2008, Corky promoted to Captain and was assigned as the Director of the Texas Fusion Center at DPS Headquarters in Austin where he was responsible for coordinating statewide intelligence gathering operations. In 2009, Corky promoted to Assistant Commander in the Narcotics Service. In 2010, Corky promoted to Major in the Criminal Investigations Division and was responsible for overseeing all major drug investigations and human trafficking investigations for the Texas Department of Public Safety. Major Schalchlin spent 7 years overseeing these investigations until retiring in 2016 after serving 34 1/2 years with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Corky is a graduate of Buna High School (1979), Jacksonville College (1981), the Texas Department of Public Safety Training Academy (1982), the Drug Enforcement Administration Narcotics Commander Leadership Program (2002), and the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command (2007).

Corky has been a member of TNOA since 1988, has served on the Executive Board since 1993, and is a Past President (2000). Corky was the Class President of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command Class #248. Corky served on the Board of Directors for the National Alliance of State Drug Enforcement Agencies (2011 - 2016) and is currently on the Board of Directors for Traffick911, an anti-human trafficking organization.