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Chief Joe A. Stanton

Joe Stanton began his law enforcement career with the Texas City Police Department in 1995. He was promoted to Interim Chief in June of 2018, and then sworn in as Chief of Police in July 2018.

Chief Stanton is a 22-year veteran of the Texas City Police Department. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Sciences from Concordia Lutheran University in Austin, TX. and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. He is a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy having graduated in class #243. He is a graduate of the Texas Chiefs of Police Association Developing Leaders for Texas Law Enforcement Program. He is also a graduate of the F.B.I. LEEDA Trilogy Leadership Program.

During his time with the Texas City Police Department Chief Stanton has been a Captain over Patrol, Dispatch, K-9, Code Enforcement, Criminal Investigations Division (CID) Crime Scene Investigations (CSI) Crime Suppression Unit (CSU) Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), Hostage Negotiations Team (HNT), Public Information Officer.

Chief Stanton has taught in the Texas City Police Department Training Academy. He serves on the College of the Mainland Training Academy Advisory Board and the Mainland Communities Crime Stoppers Board. He is a Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) Executive Board Member.

Chief Stanton is a member of the Texas Chiefs of Police Association, F.B.I National Academy Associates and the F.B.I. – Law Enforcement Development Association (LEEDA).



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