Chief of Police

Chief Michael McConnell

Chief McConnell began his employment with the Horizon City Police Department on October 26, 2009. Relocating from the State of Iowa, the Chief has served in law enforcement for 37 years, 30 years at the rank of Police Chief. In 2008, the Chief earned a PhD in Business Administration with an emphasis in Criminal Justice Administration from Northcentral University in Prescott, Arizona. In addition to serving as Police Chief, he also serves as a graduate-level Adjunct Professor in Criminal Justice.


The Horizon City Police Department consists of 26 sworn full-time officers, 1 Administrative Assistant, 1 Crime Scene Technician,  and 17 Telecommunicators. Horizon City has grown from a population of 5,000 in the year 2000 to nearly 20,000 in the most recent estimated census. 


In June of 2018, my department achieved Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices Recognition status. We are now one of the 146 Texas law enforcement agencies out 2,400 who are recognized utilizing the best practices program. This program took almost two years to complete and resulted in a total review and re-write of our policies and procedures.  


Chief McConnell said, “on behalf of all the officers and staff, I thank you for taking the time to visit the Horizon City Police Department’s web page.” If you need to contact the Chief, please call police headquarters during regular business hours at 915-852-1047, or you can email him at 

chief@horizoncity.org

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Recognized Agency

Texas Best Practices Recognition Status

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In June of 2018, the Horizon City Police Department achieved Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices Recognition status. We are now one of the 146 Texas law enforcement agencies out 2,400 who are recognized utilizing the best practices program. This program took almost two-years to complete and resulted in a total review and re-write of our policies and procedures.    

Statistical Reports

Please take a moment to inspect the annual and monthly agency reports which are prepared by Chief Michael McConnell and his division leaders.