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Police Chief Ken Adcox

Chief Adcox joined the La Porte Police Department in July 2008 after retiring from the El Paso Police Department.  He served with the El Paso Police Department for 21 years, eventually ascending to the rank of Assistant Chief of Police.  During his tenure, Chief Adcox has worked a wide range of line, supervisory, and management assignments, including positions in patrol operations, Gang Task Force, Crimes Against Children, Planning and Research, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics/Vice, Major Crimes, Metro Bikes, Internal Affairs, and Special Operations.  Chief Adcox is also a graduate of the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Institute’s Command Leadership College at Sam Houston State University, the IACP Leadership Series, the Texas FBI National Academy Associates Law Enforcement Management Course, and the DEA Drug Unit Commanders Course in Quantico, Virginia. 

Chief Adcox has a strong academic background with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration.  He further earned a Masters of Public Administration Degree, with an emphasis in Criminal Justice Administration, from the University of Texas at El Paso, where he was recognized for academic and research achievement.  He has also engaged in post-graduate studies while in pursuit of a Doctorate Degree in Organizational Management.

Chief Adcox is active within the Community working with the Lions Club, Rotary Club, Salvation Army’s Community Advisory Board, La Porte Neighborhood Center, and Hidalgo Volunteer Service Board.