Chief Lydia Alvarado
Chief Lydia Alvarado was appointed to the position of Chief of Police on March 14, 2011. During Chief Alvarado’s detailed and diversified law enforcement career she has earned numerous certifications including Master Peace Officer Certification from the State of Texas as well as holding a Criminal Justice Vocational Teaching Certification from Sam Houston State University.
In addition to her certifications Chief Alvarado has earned several awards including the FBI Trilogy award for Leadership in 2014. The DEA awarded her the prestigious Texas “Enrique Camerena” Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award for her work in the area of drug prevention. Chief Alvarado was also awarded the “Beacon of Hope” from the Mental Health Association of Fort Bend County for her work in training and certifying officers in identifying and proper handling of mental health calls.
Chief Alvarado believes “ A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. They do not set out to become a leader, but become one by the quality of their actions and the integrity of their intent.”
Assistant Chief Clarence Yarbrough
Assistant Chief Yarbrough is a licensed Texas peace officer with over eighteen years of law enforcement experience, eleven years of which have been in investigations.
Assistant Chief Yarbrough has been a Police Captain with the Lexington Police Department and was promoted to Police Chief after a year of service.
Assistant Chief Yarbrough has worked as a narcotics investigator, homicide investigator, crimes against person investigator, vice investigator, and patrol officer. He also held additional ranks and positions as SWAT Operator, Patrol Corporal, Patrol Field Training Officer, Dispatch Supervisor, Evidence Custodian, Reserve Patrol Officer Supervisor, FTO Supervisor, and CID Supervisor with previous agencies.
Assistant Chief Yarbrough has completed his Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Odessa College and is currently enrolled in the University of Texas of the Permian Basin studying to receive his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. Upon completing his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, He plans to continue with his education to obtain a Master of Science degree in Public Administration.
Assistant Chief Yarbrough loves his career in law enforcement and believes that God calls police officers as protectors of those who cannot protect themselves. Matthew 5:9 “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.”
Assistant Chief Yarbrough’s favorite quote is from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. which says “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”