UTHCT welcomes new police chief with over 25 years of law enforcement experience

Tuesday, November 8, 2005

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler recently welcomed a new police chief who has more than 25 years of experience in city and county law enforcement.

Robert Cromley began his law enforcement career by graduating from The University of Texas System Police Academy. He has served as Hawkins police chief, lieutenant jail administrator for the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office, and as chief deputy of the Wood County Sheriff’s Office.

Cromley oversees 24 employees on the UTHSCT campus. These employees include police officers, guards, telecommunications officers, and civilian personnel.

"I feel like I am starting a new career, and I’m really excited about it," he said.

Cromley graduated from The University of Texas at Tyler in December 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He also holds a master peace officer’s license and an instructor’s license from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education.

He graduated from Hawkins High School in Hawkins, where his parents still reside.

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