Chief Gary Ratliff has been with the Department since 1985. He has held the ranks of Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain. He was promoted to Assistant Chief in 2006 and promoted to Chief in January 2018. He has served as a supervisor in every division of the Department. Gary has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from LeTourneau University and he completed his Master's Degree in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management at Sam Houston State University in 2016. Chief Ratliff is also a graduate of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas and the FBI National Academy.