Community Input: Waco Police Chief Search

More about the Police Chief candidates (Update: 1/14)

Police OfficersThe City of Waco is searching for a Police Chief to lead the Waco Police Department.

This individual will proudly serve the diverse community the Waco Police Department represents, in addition to leading the departments’ professional staff of men and women into the future.

The Police Chief is an integral part of the City’s leadership team and must possess the strong ability to lead, coach and train staff in a focused and effective manner to support its objectives. Candidates should be community-oriented and able to maintain positive relationships with citizens, schools and businesses.

Community Engagement Panel

A panel of community members (from organizations listed below) will be engaged during the process of selecting a new Police Chief for the City of Waco. Panelists were chosen to represent the diverse community we serve in the Waco Police Department.

Police OfficersNAACP
Family Health Center
Grassroots Waco
Waco Immigrants Alliance
Cooper Foundation
Waco Foundation
Waco ISD
Rapoport Foundation
LaPuerta Waco
100 Club
The Cove
Waco Immigrants Alliance
Community Race Relations Coalition
Cen-Texas African American Chamber of Commerce
Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce
Baylor Scott & White, Hillcrest
Providence Family Health Center
Baylor University
Baylor Department of Public Safety
McLennan Community College
Texas State Technical College (TSTC)
Waco Police Department
Waco Police Association
Waco Fire Department
Texas Department of Public Safety
City of Hewitt Police Department
McLennan County Sheriff's Department
McLennan County
U.S. Marshal Service

Community Input

Police Chief Ryan Holt was promoted to Assistant City Manager earlier this year, and City Manager Bradley Ford has launched a nationwide search for a replacement. A survey was conducted as a part of an all-inclusive effort by the City of Waco and SGR, the firm conducting the police chief recruitment, to define the profile of Waco’s next police chief. The overall process is estimated at six months and involves multiple steps along the way, including recruiting and vetting of potential candidates.

If you have suggestion or comments about the Police Chief search, or a referral for a Chief of Police candidate, please contact us!

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