Interviews will be conducted soon for new Splendora ISD Police Chief

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The Splendora ISD has formed a committee that’s responsible for helping to find a new Police Chief for the district. The position is now posted.

Former Chief Rex Evans, who was in the position for about a year and a half, left to accept a position in the Klein ISD.

“We did name Stacy Sherlock, who was our Sergeant, Interim Chief, and she’s done an amazing job in the meantime, but we will be conducting interviews the week after Thanksgiving,” Splendora ISD Superintendent Dr. Jeff Burke said.

Burke talked about the qualifications they’re looking for with the new Police Chief.

Splendora ISD Superintendent Dr. Jeff Burke.

“Obviously we want someone with experience. Sometimes it’s difficult to find someone with both school and outside law enforcement; we were fortunate to find that with Chief Evans,” Burke said. Both positions, I think, require a lot of leadership capabilities, a lot of experience in the field, a lot of working with interlocal agencies. “We have a lot of law enforcement agencies here in Montgomery County, and so I think that will be key; finding someone that can work between the school district and those agencies as well.”

Burke added that Chief Wieghat (Splendora Police Chief), and his staff have been great to work with, as well as Patton Village, Woodbranch and the surrounding areas and agencies, including the Sheriff’s Office, Constables and DPS.

“Law enforcement and safety of our children is of the utmost importance to us, it’s our main priority. We want to make sure that we can find someone who can not only lead our department effectively, but make sure our children are safe, and works well with all our campus principals and surrounding agencies,” Burke said.

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