Former Humble Assitant Police Chief Ken Theis is the new chief of police for the city. He was chosen unanimously, welcomed and sworn into office by all members of the Humble City Council Oct. 8.

Theis has been with the City of Humble Police Department for 37 years and has held every position the force has to offer those who serve. He credits these experiences for being able to understand the ways of the department, improve crime response, increase policing efforts, and positively motivate those around him.

He began his roots within Humble ISD, including Humble High School. His father was the police chief for the Humble Police Department from 1972 to 1981. Theis began his department tenure with the Humble force as a reserve officer in 1983 and became a full-time officer in 1987.

Theis said, “I have the distinct responsibility to work with the officers from the ground up. I have a unique perspective, sense of balance, and ability to communicate effectively within our community, with citizens and all levels of leadership.”

In the coming year, Theis plans to implement positive change with the police officers by addressing some of their working conditions, all the while trying to improve the shift assignments and moving toward a more relaxed uniform standard.

Theis added, “During my first years in this position, I plan to continue to improve our community policing and have more visible officers in our residential communities, as well as our business and shopping districts.”

In terms of long-range goals, the department leadership plans to develop and implement a five-year strategic plan to ensure the citizens of the community continue to receive the quality police service they have come to expect from the City of Humble and the Humble Police Department from now until well into the future.

“I would like the citizens of Humble and the surrounding communities to know that they/we have a great police department served by many incredible men and women who are truly in position to make a difference day in and day out for the residents of our community,” he said.

Theis is married to Twyla Theis. The couple have three daughters and five grandchildren.

Theis took over the position from now-retired Police Chief Delbert Dawes.

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