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National Police Appreciation Week

National Police Appreciation Week
Chief Troy Wootton
 
 

 
 
  Chief Troy Wootton
  NCISD Chief of Police 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
How many years of experience do you have in law enforcement?
I have 25 years with New Caney ISD.  I’m the first law enforcement officer in my family.
 
Why did you choose this career?
It is an exciting and exhilarating job.
 
What training in law enforcement do you have?
I hold a Master Peace Officer certification along with an Advanced Instructor Certification and a Mental Health Peace Officer certification.  I also have over 3,000 classroom hours of instruction and I’m a graduate of the Law Enforcement Management Institute’s Leadership Command College.
 
What is your background?
I served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
 
Please share a humorous story you’ve had in your job.
In my first year as a rookie police officer, I was dispatched to a call at Crippen Elementary in regards to a monkey chasing students. Upon arrival, I observed children running everywhere.  I called dispatch to request assistance from animal control but was advised they do not handle wild animals.  I received numerous suggestions over the radio from other officers.  Most of their suggestions were just trying to be funny because I was a rookie.  I opened my door in an attempt to get the monkey inside the caged area of my vehicle.  I tried numerous times but to no avail.  The monkey ran into a wooded area and was seen no more.  When I turned around, there were about a 100 people who had stopped to watch me catch the monkey.  Thankfully, there were no cell phones at that time.  
 
What are your future plans?
I plan to continue operating a professional police organization.