CRI’s mission is to reduce crime by engaging communities through specialized Training, Consulting, and Strategies.
To be the most effective and essential training and consulting company for all business sectors across the United States in security, planning, and effective community engagement. Successful in helping our clients to learn and implement robust crime reduction initiatives. Necessary because we will continue to build lifelong relationships with our clients, students, and fellows.
CRI supports clients across multiple sectors, including law enforcement, private security, property management companies, developers, city planners, property owners, and those organizations responsible for protecting assets.
John Gabrielson is 18-year Texas Police Officer for a large Texas police agency. John is currently a District Representative and is assigned to the community engagement and crime prevention unit. Before moving into crime prevention, Officer Gabrielson worked as a patrol officer for 13 years. John previously served as President of the Central Texas Crime Prevention Association and the 3rd Vice President of the Texas Crime Prevention Association. John is a TCOLE certified Crime Prevention Specialist, CPTED Practitioner, TCOLE Instructor, and earned his bachelor’s degree from the Master’s University in 1997 in History.
His service and dedication to crime prevention and community policing were demonstrated in completing the training curriculum rewrite for Texas Crime Prevention Association in 2021. John also developed the Harm-Focused Responsible Public Space Management Plan for the Austin Police Department in response to Proposition B and Austin's homeless concerns. His passion is crime prevention, evidence-based policing practices, and being a thought leader in security-related areas.
Andrew Samarripa started his public safety career in the Brazos Valley before moving to Central Texas. He has experience in dispatch, corrections, training, patrol, community policing, and investigations for over 25 years. Andrew is a TCOLE Instructor and works as an investigator supervisor for a federal law enforcement agency.
Andrew is a past president of the Texas Crime Prevention Association and Central Texas Crime Prevention Association. He served on TCPA's Advisory Committee and was instrumental in revising TCPA's training curriculum.