Matt Daeumer is currently assigned as the Assistant Chief of the Support Services Bureau, which includes the Criminal Investigations Division and the Support Services Division. Matt has served the community with the La Porte Police Department since 1987, with a background of duties and assignments in all areas of the Department, making him a well-rounded leader.
Matt’s other duties have included systems administrator for the Department’s computer-assisted dispatch and records management system and program manager for Texas Police Chief’s Best Practices Recognition Program. He has a large role in developing and mentoring employees to higher levels of performance through coaching and team building.
Matt has earned a Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, in Organizational Leadership from Mountain State University and a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management from Sam Houston State University. He is a graduate of the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Institute’s Leadership Command College. He is also a Certified Public Manager through the State of Texas and a Leadership Fellow with the Texas Municipal League.
Matt enjoys outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, kayaking and spending time with his wife Cherell, their three children and their three grandchildren.
“My family and I make La Porte our home, so I strive to stay connected with our community. I believe in providing exemplary service to our citizens and so does my staff. I look forward to helping the Department grow within its vision and in cooperation with our citizens. I believe we have one of the premier agencies in the area.”