Montgomery ISD appoints new Chief of Police
Posted on 06/28/2023
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Rickey Doerre set to lead district police department

Montgomery ISD has named Rickey Doerre as the district’s new Chief of Police. The leadership of the police department will transition this summer, as the district’s previous Chief of Police Stephen Phillips is set to retire in August.  

Chief Doerre is a highly accomplished law enforcement professional with over 33 years of experience. Serving the City of Tomball for the majority of his career, he brings a wealth of policing knowledge to the role. He has served in a leadership capacity on both the Tomball ISD and City of Tomball police forces, and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department.

“Safety and Security is always our top priority in Montgomery ISD and hiring a Chief of Police is one of the most important decisions our school district makes,” Superintendent Dr. Heath Morrison said. “We are thrilled to appoint Chief Doerre to this important position, and I’m confident he will continue to build upon the momentum and success the MISD Police Department achieved under Chief Phillips’ leadership.”

Doerre has received numerous accolades including the Lifetime Achievement Award and Police Officer of the Year from the Tomball Police Department. He received the Outstanding DARE Officer Award from the Tomball Independent School District. His implementation of the Juvenile Prevention Program in Tomball ISD was acknowledged by the American Society for Industrial Security. The City of Tomball honored him with a proclamation declaring Rickey Doerre – Dedicated Public Servant Day on October 3, 2022, to recognize his exemplary service to the community.

Doerre holds a Texas Master Peace Officer Certification and a BA degree from Midwestern State University. His commitment to continuous growth and development led him to the FBI National Academy, where he completed the 219th session. This prestigious program equipped him with advanced leadership and investigative techniques, enhancing his ability to tackle complex situations effectively.

“With his extensive law enforcement experience, unwavering dedication to public service, and a track record of achievements, Chief Doerre is a phenomenal fit for this role,” Board President Laurie Turner said. “His dedication to serving the community and his exceptional leadership skills make him an excellent choice to lead the Montgomery ISD Police Department.”

“I am truly honored and humbled to join Montgomery ISD as the Chief of Police,” Doerre said. “I am committed to working with our team of dedicated police officers to ensure that the safety and security of every student, staff member and community member within the district continues to be held to the highest standards. Together, we will continue to foster a culture of trust and collaboration and work proactively to create a secure learning environment where everyone can thrive. I look forward to serving the Montgomery ISD community and working to uphold the highest standards of safety and the values that make this district exceptional.”

“Rickey Doerre’s many years of experience and outstanding reputation within the law enforcement community speaks for itself,” Board Trustee Shawn Denison said. “Chief Doerre will make an immediate impact in our community and in our ongoing efforts to build our police department’s partnership and collaboration with other law enforcement agency partners. His law enforcement knowledge will take our district police department to the next level.”

Chief Doerre will report for duty on July 10 and will have an opportunity to transition into the role with Chief Stephen Phillips before his official retirement date of August 31.

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