Memorial Villages Police Department
Serving the cities of Bunker Hill, Piney Point, and Hunters Creek in Houston, Texas
MVPD Officers
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"I wanted to work here because the residents are very supportive of the police department and police officers."
John Biehunko
Patrol Officer
jbiehunko@mvpdtx.org


Hometown: 

Needville,Tx


Law Enforcement Career: 

Rosenburg PD- 1999-2004

Ft. Bend Sherrif's Office: 2004-2006

Memorial Village Police Department: 2006-Current


Education:

BS Degree in Criminal Justice Reform


Special Training:

Advanced patrol tactics

Field Training Office

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"Memorial Villages PD offers a hometown, supportive environment where policing really takes on the serve and protect adage. Similar to a small town in a big city where everyone knows you and you know them. There is nothing like working for those that support you and therefore I chose to work in the Villages. Its family."
Larry Boggus
Community Relations Officer
lboggus@mvpdtx.org


Hometown:

Corpus Christi, Texas


Law Enforcement Career:

METRO PD 2006-2013

LoneStar College PD 2013-2015

Memorial Villages PD 2015-Present


Education:

Wharton County Jr College

Texas A&M University


Special Training:

UAS – Drone

Executive Protection

RAD

Accident Investigation

Instructor

K9 Handler

80
" I chose to work for Memorial Village Police Department for a better quality of life for my family. After seeing how active the community is with law enforcement I knew this was the department and community I wanted to work for."
Jason Burleson
Patrol Officer
jburleson@mvpdtx.org

Hometown:

Onalaska, Texas



Law Enforcement Career:

Polk County Pct. 2 Constable: 2011-2016

Polk County Sheriffs Office: 2016-2018

Memorial Village Police Department: 2018-Present



Education: 

Master Peace Officer



Special Training: 

Basic SWAT Certified

Taser Certified

S.F.S.T. Certified

Radar Certified




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" I wanted to work at Memorial Villages PD because the community is very involved, and it lets me interact with many people on a daily basis. I enjoy working somewhere where I am supported from all aspects."
Eddie Canales
Patrol Officer
ecanales@mvpdtx.org

Hometown:

Brookshire, Texas


Law Enforcement Career:

Brookshire PD: 1988-1999

Memorial Villages PD: 1999-Present 


Education:

Master Peace Officer


Special Training:

SFST Certified

Field Training Officer

Radar Certified

Criminal Investigations 



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"I joined MVPD because I was searching for a better quality of life for my family. After doing much research, no department came close to that memorial villages police department provided. The citizens are very friendly and pro police. I plan on serving this great community until I retire."
Blair Cerny
Detective
bcerny@mvpdtx.org


Hometown:

El Campo, Tx.


Law Enforcement Career:

Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice (2008-2009)

Victoria Police Department (2011-2016)

MVPD (2016-current)


Education:

Bachelors in criminal justice

Master Peace Officer


Special Training:

Field Training Officer

Narcotics Officer

Clandestine Labs

Crime Scene Investigations

Active Shooter Response

Gang Officer

Glock Armorer



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"Memorial Village Police Department allowed for the opportunity to work within a small tight knit community. Providing an atmosphere to connect and get to know the people I will be protecting each day."
Dillon Eckerfield
Patrol Officer
deckerfield@mvdtx.org

Hometown:

California


Law Enforcement Career:

California Highway Patrol: 2015-2021
 
Memorial Villages Police Department: 2022- present

Education:

Master’s Degree in Criminology (Biosocial Criminology)

Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice

Associates Degree in Social and Behavioral Science
Drug Recognition Expert
Advance Peace Officer
Certified Field Training Officer
Certified Motorcycle Training Officer
Certified Motorcycle Enforcement Officer
American Roadside Impairment Enforcement


Special Training:

Protective Service / Dignitary Protection
Street Racing Task Force
Vehicle Theft/Embezzlement

Crisis Intervention

Advance Officer Safety Training 
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"I chose Memorial Villages Police Department because after doing a ride along it became very apparent to me this was a very community, and family-oriented department. I have never worked somewhere where I felt more supported and accepted by the community and my coworkers. I will be working here until I retire."
Nicholas Harwood
Patrol Officer
nharwood@mvpdtx.org

Hometown:

Waco, Texas


Law Enforcement Career:

Sinton PD: 2010-2012

San Patricio County Sheriff's Office: 2012-2013

Aransas Pass PD: 2014-2016

Memorial Villages PD: 2016-Present


Education:

Delmar Police Academy


Special Training:

TCOLE Advanced Instructor

SFST Instructor

ARIDE Certified 

Field Training Officer

Advanced Peace Officer License






74
"I chose the Memorial Village Police Department because I wanted to serve a community who truly supports law enforcement. The style of policing is perfect for my family and my future in law enforcement. The community is like no other!"
Richard Jarvis
Patrol Sgt.
rjarvis@mvpdtx.org


Hometown:


Houston, Texas



Law Enforcement Career:


Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office:  2007 -2010


Harris County Sheriff's Office: Reserve 2010 - 2016


Memorial Village Police Department:  2016 - Present

  

Education:


Bachelors Degree in Emergency Health Science


Associates Degree - Emergency Health Science 


 Master Peace Officer



Special Training:


Basic SWAT 


Tactical Medic

 

S.F.S.T


Tcole Instructor 


PMBA certified (bike officer)


CPR /First Aid instructor

 

Former National Registered EMT- Paramedic

 

Former State of Texas - License Paramedic

United States Marine Corps - Veteran

90
"I joined MVPD due to the community support and the way they treat their Law Enforcement Officers."
Keith Kelso
Patrol Officer
kkelso@mvpdtx.org

Hometown 
Houston, Texas

Law Enforcement Career:
Hedwig Village: 2008-2013 
Memorial Villages PD: 2013-2022 


Education:

Master Peace Officer

Special training:

Advanced FTO

Advanced accident investigation 

Criminal investigations 

CIT

SFST

84

"I joined the MVPD because of the overwhelming support we receive from the residents of the Villages. Having worked in places where the police are not supported, it makes a sometimes difficult job much easier knowing the people you do it for truly appreciate what you do."

 

Andy Kukowski
Patrol Officer
akukowski@mvpdtx.org


Hometown: 


Minneapolis, MN 



Law Enforcement Career: 


St. Anthony Police Department: 2014-2018 

Dayton (MN) Police Department: 2018-2021 

Memorial Villages Police Department: 2021-Present



Education: 


Associates Degree in Law Enforcement 

 


Special Training: 

 

SFST Certified


Radar Certified

 

 


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 "I wanted to serve in a community that supports it’s Police Department and Officers. To work for a city government that recognizes what it takes to keep and retain good officers.  The Police Foundation at this agency is the best I have ever seen."
Andy Lowrie
Patrol Officer
alowrie@mvpdtx.org


Hometown:


Onalaska, Texas



Law Enforcement Career:

San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office: 1995-1999


Polk County Sheriff’s Office: 1999-2021 retired

Memorial Villages Police Department: 2021- present 



Education: 

Lee College 



Special Training:

Master Peace Officer 

Patrol Supervisor

Narcotics Supervisor 

CID Supervisor

Field Training Officer

Clandestine Labs

Site Safety for Clandestine Labs

Active Shooter Trainer

K-9 Handler/ Trainer

Crime Scene Investigations

Homicide Investigations

SWAT Commander

Honor Guard Commander

Marijuana ERAD Operations 

TAPEIT Property Room Certification 

Asset Forfeiture 

United States Army 

87
“I joined the Memorial Villages Police Department due to the support from the Community. In many parts of Harris County, I have found the Communities think of Law Enforcement negatively. In the Villages people have realized that Law Enforcement is actually there for them.”  
Robert McElvany
Patrol Officer
rmcelvany@mvpdtx.org


Hometown: 

Houston 

 

Law Enforcement Career: 

Beasley PD: 1997 – 1998 

 

Precinct 1 Harris County Constable: 1998 – 2000 

 

Harris County Sheriff’s Office: 2000 – 2017 


Present Memorial Villages PD: 2017 – Present

 

 Education: 


Wharton County Junior College 


Special Training: 


Field Training Officer  


ALERT Instructor 


RAD Instructor 

 



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"MVPD offered an opportunity to expand my law enforcement training. I enjoy speaking to the youth in the community through the DARE and GREAT programs, it allows me to answer questions and open lines of communication not only with Law enforcement but with parents as well." 
Oscar Miller
Patrol Officer
omiller@mvpdtx.org
Hometown:

Houston, Texas 


Law Enforcement career:

Patton Village Pd 1996-2000
Spring Branch ISD PD 2000-2003
MVPD 2003-present


Education:

U of H Downtown
 
Special Training:

DARE/GREAT Certified instructo

Mental Health Officer

Master Peace Officer

UAS Pilot 107

Hostage Negotiator


85
"I wanted to serve a community that supports Police Officers and their Department. I found  that in the Memorial Villages."
Yesenia Ortega
Patrol Officer
yortega@mvpdtx.org
Hometown:

 Houston, TX 
Law enforcement:
Bellaire PD: 2015-2021

Memorial Villages: 2021-present


Education:

Associates in Criminal Justice
 
Intermediate Peace Officer
 
Special training:
RAD 

Instructor 

86

"During my time as a law enforcement officer, I have had the opportunity to work for both municipal and county agencies.  MVPD has an environment that is a mixture of both of those environments. MVPD allows you to build close relationships with the community very much like a county, and you can get to know more people, being closer together, like a municipality. I am here at MVPD because I feel like I make a positive difference in the department which in turn provides the community with better service.   “Anyone can be a supervisor; I choose to be a leader." 


“A positive attitude is the key that opens all doors”.   

 

Lane Owens
Admin Sgt.
lowens@mvpdtx.org


Hometown:

 

Lewisville, Texas



Law Enforcement Career: 


Over 27 years in law enforcement as a County Deputy and Municipal Police Officer.   

 


Education: 


Master Peace Officer Certification 


LEMIT: Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas 



 

Special Training:


SWAT 


SFST


TCOLE Instructor


NRA Safety Officer


Precision Shooting


Firearms Instructor


Mounted Patrol training


Certified TCOLE Instructor


Civil Statues and procedures


Enforcement of Education codes


Law Enforcement CAD trainer (Tiburon)


Field Training Instructor and Coordinator


Management training and team building




68
“Being given the opportunity to serve in the Villages has been an honor and best career choice I’ve made. The support from the residents is like no other and is very appreciated”
Adam Pavlock
Patrol Sgt.
apavlock@mvpdtx.org


Hometown:

Needville, Texas


Law Enforcement Career:

Fort Bend County Sheriffs Office: 2007
Stafford Police Department: 2007-2012
Memorial Villages Police Department: 2012-Present


Education:

Art Institute of Houston - Associates Degree Culinary Arts 2002-2004



Special Training:

Master Peace Officer Certification 

Advanced Accident Investigation 

Advanced Field Training Officer 

Intoxilyzer Operator

Bike Patrol Officer

Texas Police Chiefs Association-Developing Leaders Academy
76
"I joined the Memorial Village's Police Department, to work in a community that values and appreciates it's Law Enforcement Officers like no other, and to provide them with professional policing, while ensuring their safety, for the remainder of my career."
Christian Schanmier
Patrol Officer
cshanmier@mvpdtx.org

Hometown:

Chicago, IL


Law Enforcement Career:

Polk County Sheriff's Office 2005-2018
Memorial Villages PD 2018-Present


Education:

Elgin Community College 
Angelina College


Special Training:

Master Peace Officer 

Field Training Officer

Patrol Supervision

Crime Scene Investigator

Narcotics Investigator

TCOLE Instructor

Active Shooter Trainer

SWAT

United States Army- Combat Medic
72
"I grew up in the area of spring branch as a child attending the schools in the area from elementary to high school. I always loved the area and wanted to come back to serve the people I grew up around. I find the area very valuable and rich in my history." 
Eric Silliman
Patrol Officer
esilliman@mvpdtx.org

Hometown:
Houston, Texas


Law Enforcement Career:
Harris County Precinct 5:  2002-2003

Magnolia Police Department:  2003-2014

Memorial Villages Police Department:  2014-Current


Special Training:

SWAT

Intermediate Accident 

K9

Intoxilyzer

RAD Instructor

RAD Simulations


Education:
Houston Community College Police Academy
 
Advance Police Officer

82
"I enjoy working in an area where the citizens appreciate the police, as much as I appreciate the opportunity to help make the Memorial Villages a safe and coveted place to live.  "
Mike Sprinkle
Patrol Sgt.
msprinkle@mvpdtx.org


Hometown: 


Corpus Christi, TX 


Law Enforcement Career: 


Corpus Christi PD: 1989 -1990


Port Aransas PD: 1990 – 2001


Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission: 2001-2004

 

Memorial Villages PD: 2004 – Present



 Education: 


Associate of Arts – Criminal Justice – Del Mar College 


Bachelor of Science – Criminal Justice – Texas A&M Corpus Christi, TX 



Special Training: 


FBI LEEDA – Leadership Trilogy 


 

 

 

77
"I chose MVPD because  I want to work for a community who supports their Officer's and an agency that takes pride in their department."
Craig Taylor
Patrol Officer
ctaylor@mvpdtx.org

Hometown:

Livingston, Texas


Law Enforcement Career:

Texas Department of Criminal Justice: 2002-2006

Polk County Sheriff's Office: 2006-2017

Memorial Village PD:  Present


Education:
Advanced Peace Officer


Special Training

Basic Swat

SFST

Advanced Child Abuse

FTO

Front Line Supervision
81
"I wanted to work here for the community policing program"
Patrick Torres
Patrol Officer
ptorres@mvpdtx.org


Hometown:

San Jose, California


Law Enforcement Career:

California

New Mexico


Education:


Certified Peace Officer California, New Mexico, Texas


Special Training:

SWAT Certified

K9

Narcotics Investigations

Gang Investigations

TCOLE Instructor






 












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I wanted to work at MVPD to serve and protect the community and create a positive and peaceful environment to enhance the quality of life for it's residents and patrons. 

 

Juan Valdez
Patrol Officer
jvaldez@mvpdtx.org

Hometown: 


Houston, TX 



 Law Enforcement Career: 

TABC:  2013 – 2015 

MVPD:  2015 - Present 


 

Education: 

Houston Community College 


North Harris Community College 


Master Peace Officer 



Special Training: 


Communication


Conflict Resolution


SFST Certified





 

83
"Mission Statement: I am the protector and defender of the communities I patrol. I will utilize all my training and experience to ensure a safe environment for our citizens. I've always wanted to work for a department that services a community that is supportive of our Police values. Working for Memorial Village Police Department allows me to obtain that goal." 
Monica Vasquez
Patrol Officer
mvasquez@mvpdtx.org

Hometown: 


Houston, Texas



Law Enforcement Career: 


HCCO1: 2003-2013 

SJCPD-: 2013- 2015 

MVPD:  2020- Current



Special Training: 


TCOLE Instructor


Bike Certified


Mental Health Peace Officer Certified



73
"I wanted to work in a community that supports its law enforcement."

Terry White
Patrol Officer
twhite@mvpdtx.org

Hometown:  

Livingston, TX
 

Law Enforcement Career:

Polk County Sheriff's Office: 1999-2018

Memorial Villages PD:  2018-Current


Education:

Bachelor's of Science in Criminal Justice 


Special Training:  

Field Training Officer

First Line Supervisor

Mental Health Peace Officer