Pete Schulte, Democrat for Dallas County Sheriff

Pete's Story

Pete became a licensed Texas Peace Officer at 20 years old while a student at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. While a peace officer, Pete served in many roles. Pete spent time in patrol "working the streets" for Brazos County, Texas (Bryan/College Station, Texas) and later the McKinney Police Department. Pete eventually began to investigate Computer Crimes for the McKinney, Texas Police Department, where under Pete's leadership, the McKinney Police Department became one of the first police departments in North Texas to have the software and tools to handle their own cases involving electronic evidence. Many other police departments began to rely on Pete to help them in investigations that required the acquisition of electronic evidence. Today, Pete continues to be one of the few attorneys that understand how to handle cases involving electronic evidence. Other attorneys from across the country have sought advice and counsel from Pete regarding cases that involve the search and seizure of electronic evidence.

The Leadership and Experience We Can Trust

Today, Pete has become widely recognized as an expert in 4th Amendment law, specifically as it relates to policing, and continues to teach area police officers arrest, search, and seizure law and Courtroom Testimony at police academies across the state. Pete also continues to maintain both his Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Instructor License and his Peace Officer License. This background allows Pete to have a very different perspective on many cases that other attorneys with only prosecutor experience may overlook.

In addition to his work experience, Pete also is very involved in organizations and associations. In his last year of law school at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, Pete was elected to serve as the student body president of the law school. In this role, Pete was the voice of the students to the legal community of Dallas, Texas and to bar associations across the country, which included many public speaking engagements.


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