Rockport Police Chief Greg Stevens is one of five finalists for the position of Amarillo Chief of Police.

He officially became Rockport’s chief June 25, 2019 when Rockport Mayor Pat Rios administered the oath of office.

Stevens was selected for the local post from more than 60 applicants. The job became available when former Chief Tim Jayroe announced his retirement.

Stevens, has more than 30 years of combined experience in civilian and military law enforcement.

He had recently retired as chief of the Lubbock Police Department when he was selected Rockport Police chief.

A news release from Amarillo stated the finalists, not listed in any particular order, will undergo a rigorous interview process with a selection to be made by the end of the month.

The other finalists are Stan Standridge (Abilene chief of police), Brad McKeone (Coral Springs, FL chief of police), Ken Funtek (Amarillo assistant chief of police of investigations and staff services), and Martin Birkenfeld Jr. (Amarillo assistant chief of the operations bureau).

(Editor’s note: The Rockport Pilot learned about Stevens being named a finalist at press deadline Monday, May 11. An attempt to make contact with the chief that evening was not successful.)

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