Congrats to Cleburne Police Department Sergeant Thompson on his promotion!
Police Chief & City Marshal at Cleburne, Texas. Personal acct. Opinions are my own. Not endorsing.
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Chief Rob Severance serves as both Chief of Police and City Marshal for the City of Cleburne, Texas and Director of Animal Services and Code Compliance.
He also served as Cleburne’s Interim City Manager and Deputy City Manager during a leadership transition.
Before assuming command of the Cleburne Police Department in December 2012, Chief Severance had 22 years of “up through the ranks” experience with the Grand Prairie Police Department, where he served as a commanding officer in every bureau within the agency.
Chief Severance received a Master of Arts in Professional Development from Amberton University, a Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Education from the University of Virginia, a Bachelor of Arts and Science from Dallas Baptist University, and an Associate of Arts and Science from Mountain View College.
He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Texas State University’s Certified Public Manager Program, and holds Texas Master Peace Officer and Instructor certifications.
Chief Severance serves as a member of several local, state and national committees and advisory boards, and as an inspection team leader for the Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices Recognition Program. Other leadership roles include chairman of the Hill College Police Academy Advisory Board, vice chairman of the Johnson County Local Emergency Planning Committee, and vice chairman of the North Central Texas Council of Governments Criminal Justice Policy Development Committee.
He received the 2014 Innovation Award from the Texas Police Chiefs Association for achievements in enhancing technology, reorganizing the department for greater efficiency, and implementing new programs.
The Chief’s family history stretches deep into Cleburne and Johnson County’s pasts with relatives who settled here in 1872.
On Twitter: @ChiefSeverance