Skylor Hearn brings three decades of Texas law enforcement experience to TAC. Retiring as a Department of Public Safety deputy director in February 2020, Skylor spent a career with DPS serving the state in various locations and roles, including as a Texas Highway Patrol trooper, state narcotics agent and Texas Ranger. As a Texas Ranger captain in McAllen and later a regional commander in El Paso, he oversaw the state’s border security operations from 2007 to 2011. Detached from the Texas Rangers Division to the agency’s executive staff, Skylor spent his last decade of DPS service overseeing agency services and support to local law enforcement and the broader state criminal justice community. He served as DPS’s primary representative to state leadership and the Legislature on administrative, budget, forensics, technology and criminal justice information matters.
More recently, Skylor served as a government affairs adviser for K&L Gates LLC and as the director of government affairs for Clearview AI.
A native of Winnie in Chambers County, Skylor earned a master's degree in criminal justice and a bachelor's degree in applied arts and sciences from Lamar University. He began his law enforcement career with the Beaumont Police Department.