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The Port of Galveston welcomed its newest staff member on Monday, March 4. Mr. Kenneth Brown has been appointed as the Port’s new Chief of Police.
In his new position, Mr. Brown will under the direction of the Director of Public Safety will be responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the Port police department to provide effective and efficient law enforcement, protect life and property, prevent crime, control traffic and safety, obtain evidence and apprehend those suspected of violating the law.
“We are excited to have Chief Brown as the latest addition to our new Port team. I’m confident that he will do a great job overseeing the day-to-day operations of the port’s police department,” said Rodger Rees, Port of Galveston CEO and Port Director.
Mr. Brown is accomplished in his profession as a top law enforcement official with over 22 years of experience. Prior to joining the Port, he worked for the Texas City Police Department where he was employed as Lieutenant Patrol Watch Commander and responsible for planning, organizing, staffing, directing, coordinating, and reporting of his platoon consisting of two sergeants and ten officers. Formerly, he worked for the Santa Fe Police Department as a Patrolman on both day and night shifts.
Mr. Brown is 2017 graduate of the FBI National Academy and 2015 recipient of FBI LEEDA trilogy award. He earned a B.A. in Administrative Leadership and an M.A. in Public Service and Administration. Additionally, he is a veteran United States Marine Corp and holds his Master Peace Officer certification.
About the Port of Galveston
The Port of Galveston is the region’s gateway to the Gulf for cruise ships and international trade. Located at the entrance to Galveston Bay, the Port leases and maintains facilities on both Galveston Island and Pelican Island. The Galveston Island operations are a diversified mix of cargo including roll-on-roll-off cargo, dry bulk, export grain, refrigerated fruit, general cargo, and project cargo. In addition, the Port handles over 1.8 million cruise passenger movements annually. The Port’s Pelican Island facilities comprise a combination of undeveloped property, an active ship and rig repair facility, and liquid bulk operations. The Port is a self-supporting enterprise utility with operating revenues of approximately $38 million. It does not rely on tax dollars for operations.