EXPERIENCED. CONSERVATIVE. TEXAN.
Chad is a Marine Corps Veteran with over 26 years of law enforcement experience serving Ft. Bend County. He's a proven conservative who's running to ensure fiscally conservative management principles are applied at the Constable's Office. He believes elected officials should always operate their offices with our tax dollars in mind.
Chad's law enforcement service began in 1993 at the Stafford Police Department. In 1996, Chad joined the Sugar Land Police Department where he was active in the community helping parents learn how to properly install their child's safety seat. He has a passion for child safety and helping ensure parents properly secure their child's seat. He has spoken at child passenger safety workshops across the country as well as in Heidelberg, Germany and Aviano, Italy.
In 2004, after eight years with Sugar Land PD, Chad went to serve as Chief Deputy for newly elected Ft. Bend Pct. 4 Constable Troy Nehls. In 2008, when Constable Nehls was deployed with the US Army to Afghanistan, Chad was appointed "acting Constable" by the Fort Bend County Commissioner's Court. In 2012, when Troy Nehls was elected Ft. Bend County Sheriff, he chose Chad to serve as a Major at the Sheriff's Office, overseeing media relations, social media, and criminal investigations. Over the last seven years, Chad has helped Sheriff Nehls reduce burglaries by 65% and increase the crime solve rate from 4% to over 15%.
Chad has lived in the Katy-area for over 25 years. His sons, Brandon and Cody, both attended Katy ISD schools for their education. As an active parent, Chad frequently volunteered at their schools helping on field trips, teaching Junior Achievement, serving on Campus Advisory Teams, and completing the "Leadership KISD" program; he was also appointed as a community member to Katy ISD's Bond Advisory Committee. Chad was the driving force behind the Ft. Bend County Sheriff's Office participation in the annual forensic science program at the Shaw STEAM Center, a hands-on program that hundreds of students participate in.
Chad has a bachelor's in Organizational Leadership from Mountain State University and is a graduate of the prestigious Police Staff and Command College at Northwestern University. He and his family live in Firethorne.