Dr. Theron Bowman, Former Chief of Police, Arlington Police Department

Dr. Theron Bowman is a former Chief of Police for the Arlington Police Department. Since 1990, he has served on the faculty of three universities teaching Sociology, Criminology, and Criminal Justice courses. He attended the University of Texas at Arlington where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, a Master’s in Public Administration, and a Ph.D.in Urban and Public Administration.  Dr. Bowman is also a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police, The FBI National Academy, and the FBI National Executive Institute. Chief Bowman has been recognized by the African American Peace Officer Association of Arlington as the “Officer of the Year” and has received a Proclamation of Achievement from both the Texas State Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. The John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute presented him with the Outstanding Local Leader Award, the Police Executive Research Forum presented him with the Gary P Hayes Award. He was elected to chair the Texas Intelligence Council in 2005 and began his service as a CALEA Commissioner in 2006. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), and a host of other organizations. 

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