TULIA -- Jeffrey Yarbrough has been selected by City Manager Andrew Freeman as the next police chief for the city of Tulia.
Yarbrough currently works in the Austin area and is a 19 year law enforcement veteran.
"I am truly humbled to be selected to serve as Tulia's next police chief. It is important to me to get to know the citizens of Tulia in order to develop and strengthen lasting partnerships within our community," said Yarbrough.
Most recently, Yarbrough served as senior investigator for the Chief Disciplinary Counsel of the State Bar of Texas. Yarbrough previously served as a sergeant with the Texas Attorney Generals Office, investigator with the Bastrop County Sheriffs Department, captain with the Lee County Sheriffs Department, and patrolman for the city of Giddings.
"I am excited about the opportunity to work with the officers within our police department," Yarbrough said. "I have no doubt that together we can enhance the quality of life for all members of our community. I look forward to making myself available and serving our city, as we work together to make Tulia a great place to live, work, and play."
Yarbrough is expected to begin his tenure with the Tulia Police Department mid-January 2014.
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