Derek Thorworth is our Chief Investigator and has over 20 years of law enforcement experience. Starting his career in 1991 with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office (the 3rd largest sheriff’s office in the nation), he worked he way up the ranks gaining valuable experience along the way. During his tenure, Derek received extensive training and experience in accident investigation and reconstruction. After completing his tenure at the HCSO, he went to work for the State of Texas investigating child abuse and homicide cases before accepting the position of Watch Commander to help improve and modernize a smaller law enforcement agency in Montgomery County. After completing this modernization project, Derek finished his career in active law enforcement as a Sargent with the Harris County Constable’s office, where he was actively involved in accident investigations and reconstruction. While at the Constable’s office, Derek also helped establish the departments Police Explorer Post. In this capacity, Derek helped teach young men and women of ages 14-21 police procedures and participated in Police Explorer competitions statewide.
Derek currently holds an advanced peace officer’s license and has over 2200 hours of training, including motor vehicle as well as 18 wheeler accident investigation and reconstruction. Derek has also received training in interview and interrogation techniques taught by the FBI. In his spare time, he also enjoys restoring classic Volkswagen Bugs.