POLICE CHIEF – Dr. Paul Thompson

903-392-7850 Ext. 1110

High School

  • West Rusk CCISD High School
  • Leverett’s Chapel High School

Technical School, College or University

  • East Texas Regional Police Academy (Kilgore College)
  • Kilgore College (A.A.)
  • Colorado Technical University

       Bachelor of Science- Criminal Justice

       Master of Science – Management (Concentration: Criminal Justice)

       Doctorate of Management (Concentration: Organizational Development and Change)

Professional Certifications

  • Texas Master Peace Officer - 2006
  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement- Instructor Certification
  • Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas- Leadership Command College – Module One
  • Federal Bureau of Investigations- Texas Command College # 8


Married to Trisha (Trammell) Thompson

Children: Daniel, Melanie, and Ashanti all graduates of West Rusk CCISD.


Texas Police Officer (Since 1991)

  •  Chief of Police - West Rusk CCCISD.
  •  Chief of Police – New London TX P.D.
  •  Chief of Police – Easton TX P.D.
  •  Criminal Investigator, Patrol Supervisor- Gregg County Sheriff’s Office.
  •  Narcotic Investigator, Patrol Officer, Correctional Officer- Rusk County Sheriff’s Office.

Professional Organizations, Activities, and Awards

  • Academy of Management
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Federal Bureau of Investigations- Law Enforcement Executive Development Association
  • Texas Police Chief Association
  • East Texas Police Chief Association- President 2013
  • Texas Police Association – 5th Vice President, Regional Director, Executive Board Member

Hobbies and Activities

  • Research