About Us

About UsPublic Safety is one of the City of Temple’s four areas of 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.

About Police Chief Shawn M. Reynolds
Chief Shawn M. ReynoldsChief Shawn M. Reynolds began employment with the Temple Police Department on June 1st, 2020.

He began his law enforcement career in 1994.

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 Chiefs

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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. 

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Investigations bureau
The Investigations Bureau follows up on the work of patrol teams by analyzing evidence, interviewing suspects and seeking arrest warrants. In addition to the detective units, this bureau includes Crime Scene Technicians,  Property & Evidence Unit, the Violent Crime Enforcement squad, Crime Victims Liaison office, and Special Investigations unit. Under the Investigations Bureau is also the Special Operations Division which includes the Community Oriented Police Services unit, School Resource unit, Traffic unit, and Patrol K-9’s.


Deputy Chief McNeill Fairey
Field Services Bureau
The Field Services Bureau consists of four patrol teams who work day and night to keep our city safe. These officers are often the first to respond to a call and must be able to quickly assess situations, secure scenes and gather information to provide to investigators.