Public Safety is one of the City of Temple's four areas or strategic focus. We believe our residents have a right to live in a safe and healthy community, and we are dedicated to making Temple a place you love to call home. The Temple City Council is committed to providing the Temple Police Department with the resources and support they need to serve our City effectively and foster public trust. The men and women of this fine organization tirelessly serve with integrity, honor and dedication. We are grateful for the commitment and sacrifices that they and their families make every day.
Police Chief Shawn M. Reynolds
He began his law enforcement career in 1994.
Chief Shawn M. Reynolds began employment with the Temple Police Department on June 1st, 2020.
He has progressed through the ranks by serving as a patrol officer, a sergeant, a lieutenant, a captain, a major and a deputy chief. Chief Reynolds served several years in Patrol, Investigations and Personnel/Training Divisions.
He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s of Arts degrees from MidAmerica Nazarene University and attended the Southern Police Institute Administrative Officer’s Course and is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy.
Deputy Chief Allen Teston - Administration Bureau
The Administration Bureau is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Temple Police Department. This bureau is home to several units, including Records, Customer Service, Training Unit to include the Temple Police Academy, Professional Standards, Crime Analysis, Animal Services and more.
Deputy Chief Jeff Clark - Investigations Bureau
Deputy Chief McNeill Fairey - Field Services Bureau