Ranks, Classifications & Responsibilities of the TBPD

Chief Insignia (2 stars side by side)

The Chief of Police is denoted by the two gold stars on the uniform insignia. The Chief of Police is the highest-ranking officer in the agency and is considered the department head.

Assistant Chief insignia - 1 star

The Assistant Chief of Police is denoted by the single gold star on the uniform insignia. The Tom Bean Police Department has an Assistant Chief which is an administrative reserve officer position that reports directly to and serves at the discretion of the Chief of Police.

Sergeant insignia - three stripes in a chevron

A first-line supervisor holds the rank of Sergeant. The three-stripe, gold chevron uniform insignia denotes the Sergeant’s rank.

Corporal Insignia - 2 stripes in a chevron

Reserve Officers are assigned to a Corporal, which is the coordinator position. The Corporal rank is a silver chevron with two stripes up. In addition to their coordinator responsibilities, Corporals also perform functions such as patrol. Corporals only act in a supervisory capacity over other reserve officers in the Sergeant’s absence.

Police Officer III insignia - chevron with single star in the center and two stripe rocker

Police Officer III rank is a chevron consisting of one-stripe up with a centered silver star and two-stripe rocker. Police Officer III is the most senior, non-supervisory rank in the department.

Police Officer II insignia - chevron with 1 stripe and two stripe rocker

Police Officer II rank is a chevron consisting of one-stripe up with a single stripe rocker. A Police Officer II becomes eligible for promotion to Police Officer III upon obtaining an Intermediate Peace Officer License with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, and completion of forty-eight months of service with the department, or special appointment by the Chief of Police.

Police Officer I insignia - chevron with 1 stripe

Police Officer I rank is a chevron consisting of one-stripe up. A Police Officer I becomes eligible for promotion to Police Officer II upon completion of thirty-six months of service with the department, or special appointment by the Chief of Police. All Police Officer I ranked officers are assigned to the Patrol Unit.

Police Officer has no rank insignia

The most junior members of the department, they are eligible for promotion to Police Officer I upon completion of twenty-four months of service with the department, or special appointment by the Chief of Police. All Police Officers are assigned to the Patrol Unit.