The Victoria Police Department continues to recruit and hire the highest quality individuals as Police Officers. Our officers are bound by the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics and all licensed officers, prior to assuming sworn status, are required to take an oath of office to enforce the law and uphold the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Texas.
Our civilian team members provide support to the entire organization. Their service is critical to the success of our Police Department. The civilian employees of the Victoria Police Department must undergo testing, Review Board interviews and background checks similar to our sworn officers.
On November 16, 2018, Officer Jacob Starr and Officer Oscar Garcia were sworn-in as licensed peace officers for the Victoria Police Department. Pictured above from left to right is Captain Kevin Sanderson, Chief Jeff Craig, Officer Starr, Officer Garcia, and Captain Mark Jameson.
Officer Starr is originally from Corpus Christi, Texas and grew up in Falfurrias, Texas. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Texas State University in 2015. While working for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, he was able to attend the Austin Community College Police Academy where he received his Peace Officer license in 2018.
Officer Garcia was born and raised in Victoria, Texas. In May, 2017, he graduated from the Victoria College Police Academy and began working as a patrol Deputy for the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office.
On June 25, 2018, three new officers shown above were sworn-in as licensed peace officers for the Victoria Police Department. They are pictured from left to right – Clayton Sullivan, Royall Allen and Calvin Pullin.
Officer Clayton Sullivan was born in Victoria, Texas and graduated from Stroman High School. He played college baseball for Temple College until receiving a career ending injury. Prior to his employment with the Victoria PD, he spent over six years as a Trooper for the Texas Highway and worked for his family business.
Officer Royall Allen was born in Houston, Texas. After high school graduation, he attended Wharton County Junior College pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice. In May , 2018, he graduated from the Wharton County Junior College Police Academy.
Officer Calvin Pullin was born in San Antonio, Texas and graduated from Seguin High School. He joined the United States Army as an infantryman and served two combat tours in Afghanistan. After his military service, he graduated from the Victoria College Police Academy in May, 2018.