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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 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 FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Program, the Penn State Police Executive Development Program, the Southern Police Institute Chief Executive Leadership Course, the Northwestern University Senior Management Leadership Program, 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 has also earned two graduate degrees.  These include a Masters of Public Administration Degree, with an emphasis in Criminal Justice Administration, from the University of Texas at El Paso, and a Masters of Arts Degree in Homeland Security from the United States Naval Postgraduate School, located in Monterey, California.   Chief Adcox has further 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 La Porte Rotary Club (President), Chamber of Commerce (Vice President), Lions Club (Vice President), Neighborhood Center, Salvation Army Community Advisory Board, San Jacinto Community College Academic Advisory Board, Hidalgo Volunteer Service Board, and the Masonic Lodge.