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Woodrow Louis Acker Edit Profile

also known as Lou Acker

security and protection professional

Woodrow Louis Acker, American security and protection professional. Certified protection professional; licensed peace officer, Texas. South Foundation fellowship.


Acker, Woodrow Louis was born on March 24, 1937 in Amarillo, Texas, United States. Son of Doyle and Jewel (Talley) Acker.


Bachelor of Science in Polic Science, Sam Houston State University, 1974. Bachelor in History, University Texas, Dallas, 1985. Graduate, Command and General Staff College, United States Army, 1989.


Director administrative services bureau Dallas County Sheriffs Department, 1965-1976. Chief campus police department North Lake College, Irving, Texas, 1977-1984. Operations manager for security companies, Dallas, 1984-1987.

Private investigator, academy director Dear & Associates, DeSoto, Texas, 1987-1990. Academy director, co-owner Acker and Acker Training Academy, mesquite, 1990-1991. Chief of police Cockrel Hill, 1992.

Chief instructor Lakeside Training Academy, Dallas, from 1994.


  • Certified protection professional. Licensed peace officer, Texas.


Scoutleader Boy Scouts American, Dallas. Member Civil Air Patrol, Mesquite. Board directors Shekinah Messianic Ministries.

With Army of the United States, 1955-1957. Major Texas State Guard. Fellow Confederate History Institute.

Member International Police Association (Texas division), National Rifle Association (life), Texas Rifle Association (life), Sons of the American Revolution, Sons of Confederate Veterans (life), Military Order Stars and Bars (life), Society Order Southern Cross (life), Confederate Memorial Association, Clan Sutherland Society North America.


Married Peggy Ann Thompson, January 1, 1959, 1 child, Kelly Michael Kennedy.

Doyle Acker

Jewel (Talley) Acker

Peggy Ann Thompson

Kelly Michael Kennedy Acker