Officer Misty Ryan attended Pine Tree High School and Kilgore Junior College before becoming a police officer in 2003. She has obtained her Master Peace Officer License. Officer Ryan holds certificates in Gang Awareness Investigation, Advanced Child Abuse, is a certified child passenger safety technician, and has a certificate in Sexual Abuse and Family Violence Investigation for Cyber Crimes. She is also a trained Mental Health Peace Officer. She has been trained as a SKYWARN Observer and holds a certificate of achievement through FEMA. She is a member of the Longview Police Department's Honor Guard, Longview Police Officer's Association, Longview Teen Court, and Blue Santa. She has completed Crime Prevention 1, Crime Prevention 2, and CPTED training where she was taught to do home and business security inspections. Officer Ryan received a life saving award while working with the Longview Police Department. She served the citizens of Longview for more than 8 years on patrol before transferring to the PAR unit in 2011.Officer Misty Ryan is the Department’s liaison with the community. Her duties include the implementation of neighborhood improvement projects specific to Beat 20, including Neighborhood Crime Watch and Citizen on Patrol programs. Officer Ryan is available to do home security inspections and business security surveys for the citizens of Longview. These surveys are done free of charge.