Mayor Pro Tem
William L. Drake
William Drake was born on August 20, 1969 in Nashville, Tennessee. At the age of 17, he graduated from Stratford Comprehensive High School in Nashville, Tennessee. In the fall of 1987, he attended Tennessee State University for two years. In 1991, he decided to transform his life and move to Dallas, Texas. In Dallas, he immediately became involved in law enforcement.
Mr. Drake became involved with the Private Security industry and for five years as a consultant, he transitioned into becoming a Private Investigator. Soon thereafter, he started his own Private Investigation Company. In 2005, Drake decided to continue his education and received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice.
In 2006, he took the Texas State Private Security Bureau company owner’s exam entitling him to start his own Private security company. In May of that year, he opened the Safety One Security. Within two years, he decided to become a Private Security Instructor. Drake attended classes with the Texas Department of Public Safety in Austin, Texas. In Austin, he received the non-commissioned and commissioned security officer instructor license. Drake started a firearms training school, “Safety One Training Academy,” in April of 2010. In all, he became a licensed commissioned officer, Private Investigator, Personal Protection Officer (bodyguard), and a United States Prisoner Transport Agent.
During his career, Drake has had the privilege of working with several celebrities, the Dallas Cowboys football organization, and several NFL and NBA athletes. To date, he has traveled with the NFL and worked five super bowls. He has also acted on a well-known television network.
Mr. Drake and his wife, Deborah, along with their daughters, Jessica and Shelby, live in Red Oak, Texas. His son, William Drake, Jr., resides in Nashville, Tennessee. The Drakes attend the Glory of Zion Church in Corinth, Texas.