City of Woodway announces new Director of Public Safety

Khalil El-Halabi
Khalil El-Halabi(City of Woodway)
Published: May. 24, 2023 at 12:30 PM CDT
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) - Woodway City Manager Dr. Shawn Oubre has named Assistant Chief Khalil El-Halabi as its Public Safety Director following the retirement of the current Public Safety Director Chief Bret Crook.

In this role, El-Halabi will provide leadership and oversee efforts related to public safety.

Assistant Chief Khalil Abdallah El-Halabi has been with the Woodway Public Safety Department since 2008. He is Dual-Certified as a Police and Fire-Fighter with the State of Texas and has held every rank within the Woodway Public Safety Department during his tenure.

El-Halabi was born in Beirut, Lebanon, and he immigrated to the United States as a child during Lebanon’s Civil War. He currently resides in the Woodway area with his wife and kids.