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Pinehurst needs new chief after Humble leaves for LCM

The city of Pinehurst is searching for a new police chief after Chris Humble resigned to take a position with the new Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD Police Department.

Humble is a veteran Orange County law enforcement officer and previously served as Precinct 1 constable. While working for the Orange County Sheriff's Office several years ago, he was assigned to LCM High School. In addition, the high school, along with Little Cypress Elementary, Little Cypress Intermediate, and Little Cypress Junior High are within the Precinct 1 constable's jurisdiction.

Humble was named Pinehurst police chief in November 2022 after the retirement of the previous chief and started that job in December that year.

The Pinehurst City Council last week accepted Humble's resignation and named department veteran Jocelyn Trussell as interim police chief.

The city has posted a job description for the position to oversee a department with 10 employees. The applicants must be state certified as an Advanced Texas Peace Officer, but the city prefers the certification of Master Peace Officer. The applicants must have at least five years of being a police officer and must be able to pass a background investigation and drug test.

In addition, the city prefers applicants to have a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and have police chief experience. Applications are taken through the city of Pinehurst or by contacting the city secretary at [email protected].


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