Waco police chief to retire after nearly 40 years in law enforcement

Waco police Chief Brent Stroman. (City of Waco photo)
Waco police Chief Brent Stroman. (City of Waco photo)(KWTX)
Published: Jun. 20, 2016 at 2:09 PM CDT
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Waco police Chief Brent Stroman announced his retirement Monday after a 39-year career with the Waco Police Department.

“I am proud of my service to the citizens of Waco and am retiring from a fantastic police organization which is made up of dedicated, professional police officers and civilian employees,” he said in a press release Monday afternoon.

“The Waco community should feel safe because of the police employees who commit to the care and service of our citizens.”

Stroman joined the Waco Police Department in 1977 after earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Sul Ross State University.

He later earned a master’s degree in public administration from Texas State University.

After 11 years as assistant chief of patrol and four years as chief of the Criminal Investigations Division, he was named chief in December 2007.

“He is professional, caring, and devoted to the fair enforcement of law in our community. We will miss his leadership. I am very grateful to Chief Stroman for dedicating his career to law enforcement in Waco,” Mayor Kyle Deaver said.

The retirement is effective on July 31.

Stroman says he plans to spend his time after that with his recently retired wife, visiting his daughter in Boston and his son in Austin.

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