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Robinson Police Chief to retire after three years of service

Posted at 12:58 PM, Aug 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-12 13:58:39-04

ROBINSON, TX — The City of Robinson announced on Wednesday that Chief Phillip Prasifka will retire from the Robinson Police Department Friday, August 14, 2020.

After almost three years with the department, Prasifka is leaving to join Red Oak ISD as their Chief of Police. The move will put him closer to home and with family.

During his time with the Police Department, he focused efforts on community policing, policies, and departmental goals.

Chief Prasifka implemented many programs during his tenure, including a quarterly Coffee with a Cop, providing a platform for the Community and Police Department to begin new and strengthen relationships, and restarted the Citizen’s Police Academy.

Along with the programs, Chief Prasifka has also implemented many policies in alignment with the Texas Police Chiefs Association Recognition Program and he integrated a culture that embodies the pillars of procedural justice, with an emphasis on treating people with fairness.

The city will be naming an interim in the near future to fulfill the chief duties for the department while they search for a permanent replacement.

“I appreciate everything the Chief has accomplished during his tenure and wish him the very best in his new position,” stated City Manager Craig Lemin.

”It has been a privilege and honor to serve the Community of Robinson. The support for law enforcement in this Community is unbelievable. I want to thank the proud men and women who serve daily at the Robinson Police Department. I urge you to keep moving forward and remember that you are part of an honorable and noble calling. I wish the City of Robinson, the Mayor and City Council, Mr. Lemin, my fellow Directors, and the entire staff, the best of luck in the future,” stated Chief Phillip Prasifka.