Deputy Chief Mark Jameson will serve as the interim police chief for the Victoria Police Department while the City seeks a permanent replacement for Chief Roberto Arredondo.
The City announced in November that Arredondo was leaving the City to begin a new job as police chief for the City of Carrollton. Arredondo’s last day with the City will be Dec. 30.
“Deputy Chief Jameson’s experience and leadership will allow us to continue providing excellent public safety services during this transition period,” City Manager Jesús A. Garza said.
Jameson first joined the Victoria Police Department in 1997 as a patrol officer and was promoted to the role of deputy chief in 2019. He previously served as interim police chief in 2020 following the departure of former Chief J.J. Craig.
Jameson has held roles with the department’s SWAT team, honor guard, hostage negotiation team, school resource officer program, VPD Bike Patrol, Special Crimes Unit and Support Services Division.
Some of his notable achievements include developing the Investigations Division’s Cellphone Forensics Unit (later called the Cyber Crimes Unit) and Crime Reduction Unit, spearheading technological advances such as body cameras and electronic ticket writers and working extensively on the department’s 2018 needs assessment study.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to once again serve as the interim police chief, and I am committed to continuing the good work Chief Arredondo started,” Jameson said.
A permanent police chief is expected to be announced in the spring.
For more information about the Victoria Police Department, visit www.victoriatx.gov/police.