City of Schertz names new Chief of Police

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — There’s a new top cop in Schertz.

The City has announced the appointment of James Lowery as its new Chief of Police.

Lowery has been with the Arlington Police Department since 1983, rising through the ranks to be named assistant police chief in 2022.

Schertz City Manager Dr. Mark Browne released the following statement when announcing Lowery’s hiring:

“Schertz is excited to announce the hiring of Jim Lowery as the new Chief of Police. Chief Lowery is a proven, excellent leader who will provide outstanding vision and direction to our Police Department. He possesses community-focused values that will be a superb representation of the department in our community. We look forward to welcoming him to our City.”

Lowery will be sworn in during a ceremony at Schertz Council Chambers Tuesday at 5:30 P.M.

“I am honored and excited to be entrusted with this amazing opportunity. I am looking forward to wearing the badge of SPD and working alongside the men and women of this awesome agency. Working collaboratively with our sister city employees we are committed to building upon and enhancing the culture of the police department’s community policing and exceptional service to all members of the community. This can be further accomplished by working to establish genuine relationships built upon trust and transparency.”

City officials say Lowery was selected following a “competitive selection and recruitment process”.

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