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Posted on: April 30, 2014

City of Tulia Chief of Police Jeffrey Yarbrough Promoted to Assistant City Manager

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City of Tulia Chief of Police Jeffrey Yarbrough Promoted to Assistant City Manager

Jeffrey Yarbrough has been promoted by City Manager Andrew Freeman as Assistant City Manager/Chief of Police for the City of Tulia. Yarbrough is a 19 year law enforcement veteran having served as Chief of Police since January. He has accumulated law enforcement, leadership, and investigative experience from his service in municipal, county, and state agencies. “Having already made significant improvements to the Police Department, I look forward to benefiting from Jeff’s educational background and extensive leadership skills developed over his career to help lead the city in this new capacity” said Freeman.

As Assistant City Manager/Chief of Police, Yarbrough will be directly in charge of overseeing the Police Department and Public Works Department, as well as assisting in other areas. Steve Stout, a 36 year veteran with the City of Tulia, will continue to serve as Director of Public Works.

“I have worked with Steve on several projects within the police department,” said Yarbrough. “I truly value his opinion and his years of experience in public works. I am excited about the opportunity to work closely with Steve and the entire Public Works Department as we continue to provide the highest quality of service to the City.”

Yarbrough holds a master peace officer license and instructor certification. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at Brownsville and a Master’s of Science degree in Human Resource Development from Texas A&M University at College Station. Yarbrough is pursuing a second Master’s degree in Public Administration from Sam Houston State University. He also attended Northwestern University Center for Public Safety’s Senior Management Leadership Program, in Evanston, Illinois, and the Law Enforcement Leadership Program at Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock, North Carolina.

For any questions, please contact Andrew Freeman at afreeman@tulia-tx.gov

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