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Mt Pleasant Chief Isbell Resigns For New Position

MP Police Chief Wayne Isbell

Longtime Mt Pleasant Police Chief Wayne Isbell resigned to become the Assistant Chief of Police at the University of Texas at Arlington. Isbell has served as chief in Mt Pleasant for eight years. Assistant Chief Kyle Holcomb will serve as the Mt Pleasant department’s interim chief.

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A Final Note From Chief Wayne Isbell

Community policing is MPPD’s organizational philosophy that recognizes our community’s support as critical in the ability of your police department to effectively address crime.

Positive police-community relationships are essential to maintaining public safety and order. These relationships help to reduce fear and biases and build mutual understanding and trust between your police officers and our community.

For the past eight years as your Police Chief, the Mount Pleasant Police Department has been guided by my core philosophy of community policing, openness and procedural justice. Your police department has policies and procedures that take all perspectives and concerns into consideration when we police our community.

Those who get into trouble may not agree with receiving a citation or being incarcerated. Just know it’s never personal for the officers. They have a job to do and are well trained to do it. They are part of this community and respect our citizens.

As my family and I say goodbye to Mount Pleasant you should know you are in good hands. The professionalism of the officers and police administration is culturally ingrained in the organization.

As proof of our professional policing commitment to this community, I provide an Annual Department Report for our community members to review. The report is more than numbers or graphs. It’s a demonstration of our community involvement providing empirical information, crime and incident data, details of events, crime trends for our community and information on how we have succeeded with our community policing and crime reduction efforts. Openness is how a professional police organization operates. I encourage you to review this annual report to have a better understanding of what we do in this community to protect your well-being.

As I leave Mount Pleasant I want to publicly thank our civic groups and leaders, church ministries and our ministers who ride out with the officers, NAACP, Titus County Community Alliance (TCCA), Communities in Schools, and businesses and community members who have partnered with MPPD. Your commitments make this community great.

I’m thankful to our MPPD officers, communication operators, police and animal services civilian staff, and my executive staff for the leadership and hard work they provide. Your success is the community’s success. Our city manager has appointed Assistant Chief Kyle Holcomb as the Interim Police Chief. He is highly trained, well-respected, and a proven leader who is receptive to individual and community needs. Please support him as you have supported me.

God bless Mount Pleasant. I leave with a heavy heart, but I know you are in good hands. I will miss you all. It’s been a great eight years.