New Police Chief sworn in
On January 3, 2022, during the Sanger City Council Meeting, Chief Waylan Rhodes was sworn in as Sanger Chief of Police. He will lead the department of 16 police offiers.
The City of Sanger, announced Donald Waylan Rhodes as their new Chief of Police, last month. Rhodes was chosen from a pool of 38 qualified applicants from across the nation in a search for a successor to 36-year Sanger Police Veteran, Chief Curtis Amyx.
“I am honored to serve as the next Police Chief for the City of Sanger.”, said Rhodes. “I believe this is a place where I can have an immediate and positive impact. My experience has prepared me to lead this Police Department through the growth it will experience over the next five years and beyond.”
City Manager, John Noblitt, commented, “Chief Rhodes brings more than 35 years of community-based law enforcement experience to the chief’s office, and even more important, he brings innovative leadership and a desire for genuine engagement with the residents we serve.”
Rhodes attended McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA, where he studied Criminal Justice. He holds certifications from the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas, FBI National Academy, FBI Command College, and TPCAF Executive Leadership.
Rhodes most recently served as the Interim Chief for the City of Beeville. Prior experience includes Chief of Police for Silsbee, TX, and Chief of Police in Little Elm, Texas.
Chief Rhodes credits much of his success to his wonderful wife for her unconditional support. Additionally, he has three children of his own (two boys and one girl) plus one step-daughter and the light of his life, a 12-year-old granddaughter.