Craig Kirkpatrick

Craig Kirkpatrick, Chief Animal Control Officer

Craig received his Degree in Criminal Justice from SWTJC in 1993. Craig recently retired as a full time Texas Peace Officer after 23 years of service. 

During this time, Craig received his Master Peace Officer Certification along with being awarded the American Legion Officer of the Year Award and the General Zaragoza Society Regional Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award. Craig and his K9 partner Rocky were nationally recognized by receiving 1st overall in 2012 in the National Narcotic Detector Dog Association competition. 

Craig now leads a team of well trained and experienced officers, clerks and shelter care attendants who focus on community safety and animal welfare.