Kenith Adcox

Title: Chief of Police
Phone: 281-471-3811
Chief Kenith Adcox

Chief Adcox joined the La Porte Police Department in July of 2008, after retiring from the El Paso Police Department. He served with the El Paso Police Department for 21 years, eventually ascending to the rank of Assistant Chief of Police. During his tenure, Chief Adcox worked a wide range of line, supervisory, and management assignments, including positions in patrol operations, Gang Task Force, Crimes Against Children, Planning and Research, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics / Vice, Major Crimes, Metro Bikes, Internal Affairs, and Special Operations.

Chief Adcox is also a graduate of the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Institute’s Command Leadership College at Sam Houston State University, the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Program, the Penn State Police Executive Development Program, the Southern Police Institute Chief Executive Leadership Course, the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command and Senior Management Leadership Program, the IACP Leadership Series, the Texas FBI National Academy Associates Law Enforcement Management Course, and the DEA Drug Unit Commanders Course in Quantico, Virginia.

In addition to being a Certified Public Manager (CPM), Chief Adcox has a strong academic background with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration. He has further earned two graduate degrees. These include a Masters of Public Administration Degree, with an emphasis in Criminal Justice Administration, from the University of Texas at El Paso, and a Masters of Arts Degree in Homeland Security from the United States Naval Postgraduate School, located in Monterey, California. Chief Adcox has further engaged in post-graduate studies while in pursuit of a Doctorate Degree in Organizational Management and currently attends the Harvard Extension School where he is pursuing a graduate certificate in Organizational Behavior.

Chief Adcox is an Executive Board Member to the FBI’s Houston Area Joint Terrorism Task Force. He is also active within the Community working with the La Porte Rotary Club (Immediate Past-President), Chamber of Commerce (Vice President), Lions Club (Past President), San Jacinto Community College Academic Advisory Board (Immediate Past-President), Neighborhood Center, Salvation Army Community Advisory Board, Hidalgo Volunteer Service Board, and the Masonic Lodge.

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