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San Marcos selects new police chief

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The City of San Marcos selected Stan Standridge as the new San Marcos Police Department Chief of Police.
Standridge must be confirmed by the San Marcos City Council Nov. 4 before he begins his position Nov. 16. Standridge was one of two finalists named in September, the other being Chief Robert Brown.
City Manager Bert Lumbreras says Standridge rose to the top of a competitive field of applicants.
“It’s clear that our community wants a leader who understands our demographics and is adept at serving every single resident in a cohesive and thoughtful manner. Chief Standridge has the proven ability to be a community leader, and he’s the right person to lead our men and women in blue into the future,” Lumbreras said.
Standridge has served more than 25 years with the Abilene Police Department, the last 11 as police chief. He currently serves as the president of the Texas Police Chiefs Association.
“My wife Beth and I are deeply honored to serve alongside the citizens in San Marcos to foster a culture of inclusion,” Standridge said. “I am committed to providing steadfast leadership to our Police Department and City. Leadership is relationship forged through service.  I look forward to engaging the men and women of the SMPD, sworn and civilian, while continuing to provide professional police services to all citizens.” 

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