I am Jay Moses and I have dedicated my life’s work, 42 years, to law enforcement and the Citizens of Coleman and the State of Texas. You, the Voters, have allowed me to serve as your Chief of Police, by consecutive terms, since 2005. It is my extreme honor and privilege to run again for the upcoming Coleman Chief of Police Election. As your elected Chief I will continue to work alongside and supervise the dedicated Officers of the Coleman Police Department; the Dispatchers of the County-wide Telecommunications 9-1-1 Center; and, Municipal Animal Control.
Commitment to Law enforcement requires a special family of supporters. My wife, Nan, born and raised here in Coleman, and I have three children: Lacy, Jacy and Tyler. My son, DPS Trooper Tyler Moses, is stationed here locally in Coleman County and has been in service for the last eight years. Law enforcement has become a family heritage for us.
I have dedicated each of my years, since 1975, to public service: gaining valuable experience and knowledge in Texas Law Enforcement; teaching, coaching and mentoring up and coming Officers; honing my own professional education and technical expertise; and serving Citizens. My life’s dedication to public service and law enforcement has kept me in this local area where I have networked and developed strong working relationships with many other local and area law enforcement agencies; having been stationed in Coleman, Brownwood and Abilene during my honorable years with the Texas Department of Public Safety, through 2005, and current service as your Chief of Police since 2005.
Since originally electing me to the Office of Coleman Chief of Police, your police department, your county-wide 9-1-1 dispatch call center, and your municipal animal control have seen positive changes which I fully intend to continue: Police Department moved into its current, more modern facility; 9-1-1 call center received and put into use upgraded equipment; modernized digital surveillance equipment and computer technology for employees; Animal Control Shelter was upgraded and received certification from the Texas Department of Health; Police Officers received electronic control devices, or Tasers©, to enhance Officer and suspect safety; Officers also receive and put to use body-worn cameras; two new vehicles were added to the fleet, while others have been properly maintained to sustain cost effectiveness; just under 4,000 local, Class C Warrants have been served and cleared; the Coleman Police Department has worked alongside the Texas Rangers, Texas DPS, Coleman County Sheriff, and other area agencies to detect, deter, disrupt, and stop the flow and usage of illegal drugs; drunk driving; impaired driving; and school zone offenses to protect the good Citizens of this City, County and State. These are ongoing enforcement activities, requiring skill and patience, and I am dedicated to the work required.
I strongly desire to use my 42 years of knowledge and experience as a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Certified Master Peace Officer to do my absolute best for the Citizens of Coleman as your Chief of Police. Thank you for this opportunity to continue to serve the Citizens of this great community. I appreciate your support and sincerely thank you for your vote.