Crowded field for Tarleton’s top cop

Campus & Local, Other News

By Dawelo Sears—

This story is based on information Dawelo Sears obtained under the Texas Public Information Act. 

Azia Branson, Katie Gibbs, Julie Gutierrez, Clifford Jones, Rebecca Jones, Autumn Owens, Sametria Taylor, Samantha Townsend, Savannah Trantham  and Sharon Trimble contributed to this story

There have been 24 applicants for the police chief position at Tarleton, which first posted Dec. 11, 2013.

Tarleton Vice President for Student Life Rusty Jergins said the applicants have not yet been narrowed down to a list of finalists. But he said a committee has been formed to sort thought the applications. The committee is expected to meet soon, he said.

Many of these applicants are either from Texas or have attended school or work here. However, four of the applicants are from elsewhere.

Some of the applicants have listed as references employees who work at Tarleton.Twenty-two of the applicants are male; two are female.

The following information was taken from the applications for the chief’s job.

Mickey Randal Kimbrow: Assistant constable in Cleburne with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Mountain State University, Beckley, W.Va., and a master’s degree in strategic leadership from Mountain State University.

Joseph Dewayne Saxon: Current police chief of Ashburn, Ga., received his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Columbus College in Columbus, Ga., and his master’s degree in public administration from Columbus State University.

Anthony Partricola: from Stanfordville, N.Y, received his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. No current or previous employment history was listed.

Jason Thomas Westmoreland: has been the police academy coordinator at Navarro College in Corsicana since January 2012.  From 2001 to 2012, he worked at the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy sheriff and lieutenant of Criminal Investigations/Training in Waxahachie. He received his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville and received his master’s degree in criminal justice at Southwestern Adventist University in Keene.

Cecil Ray Corbitt: received his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Columbia College in Columbia, Mo. He also graduated from FBI National Academy for police administration. He is a retired police commander from the City of Greenwood Village, Colo. Corbitt is a customer service representative at the Texas Department of Public Safety in Stephenville.

Donald Allen Weiler: Master’s degree in criminal justice/urban affairs from University of Texas at Arlington. He also received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Texas Christian University and also a bachelor’s degree in law enforcement from Tarrant County Junior College. Weiler has served as a patrol officer/training officer for Ft. Worth Police Department. He was also the director of university police/law enforcement academy coordinator for Tarleton State University in 1980-1987. Weiler retired in 2001 as the patrolman/Training Officer for Fort Worth Police. He came out of retirement in 2004 and is working as the administrative aide III for Stephenville Independent School District.

Darrell Mayfield: Security Manager with Texas A&M University Health Science Center, received his master’s in strategic leadership from Mountain State University in Beckly, W.Va., bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls and an associate’s in law enforcement from San Jacinto College Pasadena, Texas. His previous employment was at the Houston Police Department from 1989-2011 as a senior police officer.

James Bryan Moody: Criminal investigator in Fort Worth at the Tarrant County District Attorney’s office, received his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Tarleton.

Tommy Lee Pane:  Aubrey Police Department Chief. Attended Tarleton State University but graduated with his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls. He was a former chief of police at the Brady Police Department, a sergeant/investigator for the Llano Police Department and retired as sergeant for patrol for the Stephenville Police Department.

Dane Raymond White: Senior Corporal at the Dallas Police Department received his bachelor’s degree in human resource management from Tarleton State University. White said he heard about the job from Tarleton’s Vice President of Student Life Rusty Jergins.

Scott Wayne Haynes: from Sanger, Texas, graduated from Tarleton State University with a bachelor’s in criminal justice. Haynes also has an education from the U.S. Army Command & General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kan. and the Institute of Law Enforcement Administration in Plano, Texas. Haynes has worked for Collin County Community Supervision & Corrections Department in McKinney, Texas and currently works for the Lewisville Police Department. He listed Darrell Brown, executive director of student engagement at Tarleton State as a reference, and is on active reserve for the US Army where he holds the rank of major.

Rick Patterson of Keller Texas: graduated from Columbia Sothern University with a bachelor’s in criminal justice. In 1975, he began working for the Wichita Falls Police Department. Patterson also worked for the Vernon, Texas Police Department, the Mansfield, Texas Independent School District police, and DynCorp International in Fort Worth.

Henry Gudneau: bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Evergreen State College and Sam Houston State University Houston Police Academy. Currently working as Texas State Technical College Director of Public Safety has worked with City of Southmayd, Texas as director of public safety.

Stephanie S. Sullivan: bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from University of Texas at Arlington, master’s degree in criminal justice from University of Cincinnati. No present employer or employment history was cited.

Daniel Shawn Fullagar: Dublin’s Police Chief received his bachelor’s criminal justice from Kaplan University in Boca Raton, Fla.  graduated from Institute for Law Enforcement Administration 48th Command & Management College in Texas and studied at Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas at Sam Houston State University.  He worked for the Tarleton State University Police Department in 1989, is a former captain in the Coppell Police Department and was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps.

Adrian Smith: Lead Ranger State Park Police Officer. He received his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Tarleton State University and master’s from Oklahoma State University.

Paul Douglas Lilly: Assistant professor of criminal justice and director of university police in Brownwood at Howard Payne University. Received his bachelor’s in political science and law at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth.  He received his master’s in criminal justice at Texas State University in San Marcos. At the University of the Rockies, he received his doctorate in forensic psychology and criminology in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Shaun Short: started as an assistant police chief for Dallas Fort Worth International Airport in 1988. He received his bachelor’s in criminal justice at Tarleton State University and received his master’s in public administration at the University of North Texas in Denton.

Annabeth Robertson: Graduated from Everman High School in Everman, Texas. She worked as police chief in Joshua, Texas for 18 years before resigning in September of 2013.

Tony Dane Folkers: a senior investigator in Fort Worth, received his master’s in business and his bachelor’s in criminal justice and business from Columbia College in Fort Worth. Folkers has also worked as a chief operating officer and as a lieutenant in Arlington.

Stephen McCarty: Police chief/ emergency management coordinator for the City of Southside since 2013. He received his master’s degree in political science from Texas State University in San Marcos and received his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. He was formerly employed by the U.S. Navy and held the ranks of officer-in-charge, intelligence officer, and was honorably discharged as lieutenant in 2008. He also is a former Houston Baptist University adjunct professor and an associate professor at Austin Community College. He also has worked for the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission as a supervisor.

Michael Bland: Director of emergency planning for Nortex Regional Planning Commission in Wichita Falls since January 2011. He received his master’s degree in training development and his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Midwestern State University. He was formerly employed by Texas Tech University police in Lubbock as assistant police chief.

James Cooley:  Rural Law Enforcement IT specialist for Tarleton State University since May 2006. He graduated from the Tarleton State University Law Enforcement Academy.

Charles Bond: Sergeant/criminal Investigator for the Texas Attorney General’s Office. He received his master’s degree in management and leadership from Tarleton and received his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Dallas Baptist University. He was formerly employed by the Cleburne Police Department as a police officer.

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