City to swear in new police chief

City of Muleshoe

City Manager LeAnn Gallman has selected Gary McHone to be the police chief for Muleshoe. The Muleshoe City Council approved the City Manager’s selection at a special council meeting held Monday, Aug. 6.
McHone began his law enforcement career in the United States Air Force Security Police as a law enforcement patrolman in 1991. McHone is a veteran of Desert Storm. After receiving an honorable discharge in 1995, he served as a patrol officer with the Austin Police Department. In 1996, he joined the Southern Methodist University Police Department, where he rose through the ranks of patrol officer, sergeant and police lieutenant. Chief McHone left SMU PD in 2001, when he was hired by the Town of Prosper Police Department as a police captain and promoted to assistant police chief in 2010.
McHone holds a master of arts degree in criminal justice and bachelor of arts degree in homeland security. He is a certified public manager through Texas State University, is a graduate of the FBI Command College, the FBI Executive and Command Institutes, Leadership and Command College through the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas and Management College Class through the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration. He holds a master peace officer license through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and is a certified police instructor, ethics trainer, crisis intervention trainer, defensive tactics instructor, law enforcement fitness specialist and school-based law enforcement trainer.
Outside of law enforcement and training, Gary enjoys spending time with his wife, Susan, who is an experienced educator. His son is also in law enforcement, currently serving in the United States Air Force. Gary is an avid runner and enjoys fishing. Devoted to community service, he serves community based groups such as Lions Club and Rotary Club.
Gary McHone will be sworn in at the City Council meeting on Monday, Aug. 13, and will begin the duties of police chief on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

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