James Devlin  
Police Department
Title: Police Chief
Phone: 254-666-6272
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Chief Devlin has been with the Hewitt Police Department for 7 years. Prior to being named the Chief, Chief Devlin served as the Deputy Chief over Operations and was in charge of the uniformed patrol division, training, Internal Investigations, and Civil Service implementation.  Chief Devlin started his career in law enforcement in 1995 going to work for the City of Lancaster where he was a Lieutenant over the patrol division, traffic division, commercial motor vehicle enforcement unit, and served on the SWAT team as a team leader and Commander. Chief Devlin additionally served as a Team Commander for the Southern Regional Response Group – a multi-jurisdictional tactical unit in Dallas and Ellis Counties.  Chief Devlin currently serves on the McLennan County College Police Academy Advisory Board and is an adjunct instructor for the Police Academy.  In the past Chief Devlin served as an adjunct professor/instructor for the Dallas County Community College District Police Academy and the North Texas Council of Governments Regional Police Academy, instructing on subjects such as Arrest/Search and Seizure, Patrol Operations, Multiculturalism, Use of Force, Mechanics of Arrest, and New Supervisor certification. Chief Devlin is an active member of the Texas Police Chiefs Association and the International Chiefs of Police Association and serves on the Patrol and Tactical Committee for the IACP.   Chief Devlin oversees the Hewitt Police Department by implementing /updating policy and procedure, equipment procurement, grant writing, as well as updating current standards with contemporary law enforcement standards. Chief Devlin has been married to his wife Ailsha (who is a teacher at Spring Valley Elementary) for 20 years and has three beautiful children. Chief Devlin is excited about working for the City of Hewitt, and has dedicated himself to the advancement of the police department, ensuring that law enforcement services for the citizens are the best that they can be, that it is service driven, and that the law enforcement mission is completed with integrity, leadership, teamwork, accountability, and professionalism. 

 

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