The Administrative services Division is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Department. Managed by the Chief of Police, Jim Sevey, the division is comprised of the Office of the Chief of Police, the Training Unit, Community Relations, the Project Coordinator, and one Administrative Assistant.
Chief of Police
Chief Jim Sevey was raised in West Texas and has over 30 years of experience in municipal police work. Jim came to NPD in 2005 after a lengthy career in Midland, Texas where he worked in every bureau and division within that department before coming to Nacogdoches.
The Chief of Police is responsible for the running of the entire department but specifically deals with many other issues unique to the Administrative Services Division to include budget, internal affairs, policy development, the Recognition Program, and payroll and personnel. Administrative Services is responsible for providing direction to achieve department-wide goals and insures that the Department is constantly striving to achieve the Mission of the Department:
“…to deliver courteous and professional public safety services to the citizens of, and visitors to, this community in a fair and impartial manner respecting the rights of all persons.”
Sergeant Brett Ayres is responsible for all community relations programs including Neighborhood Watch, Community Emergency Response Team, and Project Life Saver. Sergeant Ayres is also the Crime Stoppers Coordinator and is often involved with area organizations. As the Public Information Officer for the Police Department, Sergeant Ayres is often the “voice” you hear on the radio and television.
System Administrator / Project Coordinator
Christy Diaz administers the Records Management System and our Computer Aided Dispatch system and is a certified System Administrator. Christy also provides support to investigators and patrol officers by conducting routine crime analysis briefings designed to identify and track patterns and trends in local crime. At the same time works directly for the Chief of Police on projects and programs designated by the Chief. Including conducting research, maintaining electronic files, compiling department data into an annual report, budget, process bills, and travel requests/expenses for employees at the Police Department.
Carrie Killingsworth inputs and is responsible for payroll and personnel information. Carrie also maintains personnel files and is the “custodian” of the licensing files required by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education. Carrie is also the Program Manager overseeing the Texas Police Chief’s Association Recognition Program. The TPCA Recognition Program is similar to an accreditation program and ensures that NPD adheres to strict best practices in Texas law enforcement principles.