The Sherman Police Department is committed to serving the Sherman community with a sense of duty, a dedication to service, and an appreciation for the awesome responsibility entrusted to us by our citizens. The men and women of the Department come to work each and every day with an understanding that we are the thin blue line protecting the innocent from those would seek to do them harm. And we work to be ambassadors to all parts of our community – all races, all socioeconomic classes, all different types of neighborhoods – so that each citizen feels they can turn to us in their time of need. As the Sherman Police Department moves into 2017, we are lucky to have public servants working to support us and defend us. Last year, the Sherman City Council, in response to the horrific tragedy in Dallas, stepped up to the plate and found funds to revamp the Department’s body armor. Even above and beyond the practical applications, that action by the Council was a wonderful gesture of support toward our officers. Knowing that the political arm of our local government was looking out for us was a tremendous boon in confidence for our force. And while the Department will sorely miss the wisdom of Chief Otis Henry, who retired after an incredible, 32-year career of service, it is thrilled to welcome one of its own – SPD veteran Zachary Flores – to replace him. Chief Flores served alongside many of our current officers during a decade-long career with the SPD, so he knows the highs and lows of police work firsthand. And when you combine that experience with the knowledge he picked up during an 18-month stint as the city’s human resources manager, you have a combination of skills and understanding that’s sure to lead the Sherman Police Department to even greater heights. So we want to wish a final “thank you” to the citizens of Sherman for trusting us to do this vital work on their behalf. We try everyday to reward their faith in us as we protect and serve.
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