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City of College Station names new police chief

Posted at 3:33 PM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 16:45:18-04

COLLEGE STATION, TX — The College Station Police Department has a new leader.

Billy Couch has been named police chief for the City of College Station.

Couch is a 23-year veteran of the College Station Police Department and has served as assistant chief since 2013.

“Chief Couch has excelled in every position he's held, and we're looking forward to seeing what he and our police department will accomplish under his leadership,” said Interim City Manager, and former police chief, Jeff Caps. “Chief Couch clearly has a passion for our city and community, and he'll ensure College Station PD continues to work hand-in-hand with all who entrust us with their safety.”

Couch has served several roles in the department, including patrol lieutenant and SWAT Team member. He created the full-time patrol unit at the Northgate Entertainment District and secured the satellite police facility for the unit. He also led the inititative of outfitting officers with body cameras.

“College Station's citizens and previous administrators have invested in me, encouraged me and built me into the public servant I am today,” Chief Couch said. “The values and principles of this city make College Station a special place to call home. We have an incredible team of dedicated professionals who serve this community with a passion for excellence, and I’m honored to have been selected to serve as their next police chief.”

Chief Couch holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree from Sam Houston State University, and is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy.