PHOTO #1: Victoria Police Department Deputy Chief Mark Jameson is surrounded by local law enforcement during his “walkout” ceremony in honor of his retirement Oct. 20 in the 300 block of South Bridge Street.
PHOTO #2: Victoria Police Department Deputy Chief Mark Jameson, right, embraces Deputy Chief Eline Moya Oct. 20 during his “walkout” ceremony in honor of his retirement in the 300 block of South Bridge Street.
Deputy Chief Mark Jameson celebrated his honorable retirement from the Victoria Police Department during a walkout ceremony Oct. 20 in the 300 block of South Bridge Street. Jameson took his final “walkout,” in which an officer walks out of the police station for the last time to signify the end of a law enforcement career. Walkout ceremonies are organized on a voluntary basis by retirees’ past and present co-workers. The chief of police approves the event and verifies the retirees’ status as “honorably retired from the Victoria Police Department.”
Jameson first joined the Victoria Police Department in 1997 as a patrol officer and was promoted to the role of deputy chief in 2019. He also served as interim police chief in 2020 and 2023.
Jameson has held roles with the department’s SWAT team, honor guard, hostage negotiation team, school resource officer program, VPD Bike Patrol, Special Crimes Unit and Support Services Division.
Some of his notable achievements include developing the Investigations Division’s Cellphone Forensics Unit (later called the Cyber Crimes Unit) and Crime Reduction Unit, spearheading technological advances such as body cameras and electronic ticket writers and working extensively on the department’s 2018 needs assessment study.
View more photos from the ceremony.