Missouri City, Texas Welcomes Brandon Harris as New Chief of Police

Missouri City, Texas Welcomes Brandon Harris as New Chief of Police
Chief Brandon Harris

At the City Council meeting on the night of Thursday, January 18, 2024, the appointment of Brandon Harris as the new Chief of Police for Missouri City, Texas, was officially endorsed.

Mayor Robin J. Elackatt administered the swearing-in ceremony, marking Chief Harris as the 9th police chief in the history of the Missouri City Police Department. With a career spanning 28 years, Chief Harris began as a reserve officer in 1995 and has since amassed extensive experience within the Missouri City PD.

Mayor Elackatt, in a video statement, expressed confidence in Chief Harris, stating, “Chief Harris brings with him a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to our community.” Chief Harris, in turn, reassured the public, saying, “We are committed to keeping you safe.”

Get to know Chief Harris

While Chief Harris began his career as a reserve police officer in 1995, he became a full-time officer in June 1996.

Over the years, Chief Harris has played a crucial role in the department’s growth and transformation, coinciding with Missouri City’s emergence as one of the fastest-growing and most diverse cities in Fort Bend County. He earned his first promotion to Corporal in 1998 and has since served as a supervisor in every division, holding various ranks within the police department.

Chief Harris’s dedication to professional development is evident through his involvement in several specialized police units, including roles as a Field Training Officer, Advanced Accident Reconstructionist, and Honor Guard Commander. Notably, he graduated from the FBI National Academy (class 258th) and the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (class #83), marking significant milestones in his career.

A member of esteemed law enforcement organizations, such as the FBI National Academy Associates, International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Texas Police Chief’s Association, Chief Harris is also actively engaged in community safety efforts. He serves on the Fort Bend Independent School Districts Safety and Security committee, highlighting his commitment to fostering a safer environment.

Chief Harris, a proponent of community policing, is equally dedicated to the mental health of the department’s first responders. Outside of his professional endeavors, he shares a 32-year marriage with his wife, Tracy, and has two adult sons—Roddy, an officer with the Rosenberg Police Department, and Ryan, a real estate agent.