RELLIS Recollections, the book, is now available for purchase through Texas A&M University Press.

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Dating back to when the agency first moved onto the Research Annex of A&M College in 1964, more than a half century has passed and multiple generations of first responders, emergency technicians and other trade professionals have honed their disciplines and crafts through instruction at the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service at the RELLIS CAMPUS.

Kyle McNew's RELLIS story spans, literally, multiple generations. 

McNew's grandfather was JTL McNew, former vice president of engineering at Texas A&M. The Texas A&M Transportation Institute's McNew Laboratory, located on A&M's main campus, is named for him, as is the college's American Society of Civil Engineers student chapter.

Kyle McNew's father, JTL McNew, Jr., graduated from A&M, joined the Air Force and became a flier, ultimately familiar with Bryan Air Force Base.


Kyle McNew is a Training Manager for the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, Law Enforcement and Security Training Division. Kyle has received his Masters of Science Education Human Resource Development from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences from Tarleton State University. In addition he has 32 years of experience in law enforcement with 27 years as a law enforcement instructor. In his current position, Kyle coordinates the development and implementation of police and corrections officer training programs.