Mark McDaniel introduces                  Chief Chris McCall
Mark expressed thanks to Chief Thomason for his help in going thru over 50 applicants.
Chief McCall’s Bio
Police Chief Chris McCall brings with him more than 20 years of law enforcement experience in Hobbs, N.M., where he began his career as a patrol officer in 1999. He served as deputy chief from 2010-12 and interim chief before his promotion to chief of police in 2013.  During his tenure as chief in Hobbs,  McCall:
 provided strategic leadership and direction to 150 staff members;
 oversaw operations of a 75-bed detention facility;
 managed media relations and social media engagement;
 devised crime and traffic enforcement strategies;
 drove community engagement efforts aligned with policing in the 21st century;
 served on various state level boards;
 consulted senior community leaders on public safety issues and emergency response efforts.
McCall holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from Upper Iowa University and an Associate’s Degree in Mid-Management from Eastern New Mexico University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy 241st Session, the Kennedy School for State and Local Government Executives at Harvard University, the LEAD-Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia, and the West Point Leadership Program. 
McCall has served as president of the New Mexico Association of Chiefs of Police and the New Mexico Law Enforcement Professional Standards Counsel, and has been a board member of the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy Board, the New Mexico Municipal League, the Lea County Communication Authority, Crime Stoppers, the Hobbs Rotary Club, and the Lea County Drug Task Force Board.
McCall has a proven background in practical application of law enforcement processes and procedures, problem resolution, data analysis, and the training and development of personnel.
Chris spoke about coming into Kerrville. He learned the group was lean & mean. Also mentioned about the need to get a new facility and to see what other units in town could possibly join the police department efforts to move to another location.
He also wanted to have a K-9 unit in Kerrville. Wants to get up to a unit with a two dogs and available seven days a week.
Make sure everyone knows about the Kerrville Police Foundation, a 501-C3  non profit and that it will accept donations. To insure that there is interaction with other law enforcement units to insure the sharing of information with all.
The two major points were to improve communication between community and organizations.
Questions ask
  1. are the officers wearing cameras? Yes on their body and in vehicles.
  2. With all the officers leaving jobs in other states are you looking at them as a source of potential personal. Yes we are 
  3. What are the minimum requirements and how are you getting the postings out, They must have a clean record and a high school degree, and pass a psychological review. You can access openings thru our web sight. Also posting at colleges and universities.
  4. What is salary? $49,000
  5. What is the size of force? 75 total and of that 35 are patrol officers and the rest are criminal investigators and information officers.
  6. What about growth? There is strategic plan of growth and a process of looking at needs now and the future.
Something was said that brought a smile to a lot of folks!!!!