A&M Police Chief to retire

POSTED: Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 3:36pm
UPDATED: Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 10:26pm

Texas A&M University Police Chief Elmer E. Schneider Jr. ’71 has announced his retirement
effective April 5, 2013, after faithfully serving the Texas A&M University community for 42 years.

Schneider joined the department as a student worker/dispatcher in 1970 and worked his way up the ranks from police officer to sergeant, criminal investigator, captain, and assistant chief. He was promoted to the rank of Police Chief in 2004.

During his tenure as Chief, Schneider’s primary mission has been to keep the Texas A&M campus safe. To that end he played a vital role in increasing police manpower, as well as providing advanced training for his police officers and upgrading essential equipment. He is also responsible for upgrading the department’s communications system, records management system and the use of mobile data terminals in police patrol vehicles.

Chief Schneider is a respected leader, well known for his dedication and service to both Texas A&M University and the Bryan/College Station Community. He has served as a member of numerous committees affiliated with the university and the local community. He is the Past President of the Brazos County Peace Officers’ Association and a member of the Leadership Brazos Alumni Association.

Chief Schneider is a native of Devine, Texas. He is a 1971 graduate of Texas A&M and the 138th Session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Police Academy. Chief Schneider is the recipient of the 2007 Distinguished Former Student Award from the Texas A&M University Department of Agricultural Education, a 1997 recipient of the Texas A&M University President’s Meritorious Service Award and a 1994 recipient of the President’s Exceptional Service Award from the Texas and New Mexico Association of College and University Police Departments.

Chief Schneider’s loyalty and dedication to his fellow police officers, Texas A&M and the community will be greatly missed by all who have come to know him throughout his long and distinguished career.


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