ABILENE, TX -- After months of interviews and multiple job offerings, Chief Stan Standridge has accepted a job in the City of San Marcos.
The announcement was made on Wednesday evening.
“Chief Standridge rose to the top of a very competitive and highly qualified field of applicants,” said San Marcos City Manager Bert Lumbreras. “It’s clear that our community wants a leader who understands our demographics and is adept at serving every single resident in a cohesive and thoughtful manner. Chief Standridge has the proven ability to be a community leader, and he’s the right person to lead our men and women in blue into the future.”
Standridge submitted his resignation earlier this year to continue dating the department's chaplain, Beethh Reeves. The couple was married earlier this month.
“My wife Beth and I are deeply honored to serve alongside the citizens in San Marcos to foster a culture of inclusion,” said Standridge. “I am committed to providing steadfast leadership to our Police Department and City. Leadership is a relationship forged through service. I look forward to engaging the men and women of the SMPD, sworn and civilian while continuing to provide professional police services to all citizens.”
Standridge will be officially confirmed by the San Marcos City Council on November 4. He will officially begin working on November 16.
“I am confident that Chief Standridge will be able to build on the great work done by Interim Chief Bob Klett and his team over the past year," said Lumbreras. "My sincere appreciation goes out to Chief Klett for his dedicated service to our community during his tenure as our interim chief.”