Sugar Land names new police chief

He replaces Eric Robins, who retired in July after 30 years with SLPD, together with 4 years as chief.

SUGAR LAND, Texas — After an intensive search, Sugar Land City Manager Michael W. Goodrum has named Mark Poland as police chief. 

Poland is presently a Loudoun County undersheriff and colonel in Virginia. 

He’s anticipated to affix SLPD on Nov. 1.

Poland replaces Eric Robins, who retired in July after 30 years with SLPD, together with 4 as chief. 

Poland supervised 841 regulation enforcement officers and civilians and managed a $111 million funds for LCSO. He’s spent 26 years in regulation enforcement.

“I am looking forward to joining the Sugar Land team and working together to ensure we remain among the nation’s safest cities,” Poland mentioned in an announcement.

Poland joined LCSO in 1997 as a patrol deputy earlier than promotions to detective, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, main, lieutenant colonel and undersheriff/colonel. He served in and offered management for a number of divisions together with patrol, main crimes, particular victims’ unit, narcotics and gangs, inside affairs and prison investigations.

 “I am a hard-working leader who demands professionalism from law enforcement individuals. I also believe, as a law enforcement official, leaders within our profession must continue to expand our knowledge and grow as professionals to keep ahead of ever-changing trends in crime.” 

Poland earned a bachelor’s diploma in police science from George Washington University and a grasp’s diploma in homeland safety from The Naval Postgraduate School. He is a graduate of the 260th session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy and not too long ago assisted as a subject-matter skilled for the Department of Justice Commission on Law Enforcement report.

He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Virginia Chapter, the Major County Sheriffs of America, the Virginia Sheriff’s Institute, the Virginia Sheriff’s Association, and the National Sheriff’s Association.

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