The City of Brenham has announced the next police chief.
Ron Parker will take over the position, March 2nd.
City officials say Parker has a vast array of knowledge and skills, having spent his time most recently as Chief of Police for the City of La Porte.
He currently serves as an assessor for Texas Police Chiefs Association's Recognition Program, is a member of the National Domestic Preparedness Coalition, sits on the advisory board for the Criminal Justice Department at San Jacinto College, and is an adjunct professor in Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University.
Parker is also a veteran of the United States Army National Guard where he served in Field Artillery.
Parker is married to his wife of 39 years, Debra. They have two adult children, a son and daughter, and four grandchildren.
City Manager, James Fisher said, “The City of Brenham is very excited to have a man of Ron Parker’s caliber, integrity and professionalism to serve as our Chief of Police. He has served the community of La Porte for 35 years and is well respected by colleagues, employees and community members. I believe Chief Parker will be a tremendous asset to our community and I am looking forward to working with him as he becomes a member of the City organization.”
This position became vacant after Allwin Barrow’s recent retirement.