Larry Hogan has been named the new Chief of Police for Paris ISD. A role that Brad Rughart has held since created in 2013.
Hogan, who joined the Paris ISD Safety and Security Department in 2022, holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Tarleton State University. He began his law enforcement career in January 1994 with the Paris Police Department, where he was a patrol officer, juvenile officer, and SWAT team member. In 2004, Hogan joined the Wichita Falls Police Department, serving as a patrol officer and a member of the Tactical Unit. While in Wichita Falls, Hogan served part-time as an SRO at Wichita Falls High School.
Ruthart will leave the district to accept a new position as the School-Based Law Enforcement Specialist at the Texas School Safety Center – Texas State University. He aims to collaborate with law enforcement agencies, educators, administrators, and communities across Texas.
Ruthart expressed, “By sharing insights, best practices, and strategies developed during my time at Paris ISD and as a Paris Police Officer, I aim to contribute to creating safer learning environments for students statewide.”