Memorial Villages Police Department
Serving the cities of Bunker Hill, Piney Point, and Hunters Creek in Houston, Texas
MVPD Officers
“I work for the Memorial Villages Police Department because…I wanted to be able to serve the Community in a more proactive manner. John Biehunko
Officer
jbiehunko@mvpdtx.org

Hometown: Rosenberg, Texas


Law Enforcement Career:

  • Rosenberg Police Department
  • Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office
  • Matagorda County Sheriff’s Office
  • Memorial Villages Police Department 
  • Serving Since 1993

Certificates: 

  • Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice
  • Master Peace Officer

Special Training:

  • SWAT
  • Gangs Task Force
  • Interdiction Unit
  • Accident Investigator
  • Field Training Officer

“I wanted to become part of an agency that makes an impact on its community. I want to be able to look back on my career and see it was worthwhile and I made a difference M.V.P.D. was my choice”. Larry Boggus
Community Relations Officer
lboggus@mvpdtx.org


Hometown: Corpus Christi, Texas

Law Enforcement Career:

    •  
Metro Police Department

    •  Lone Star Police Department
    •  Memorial Villages Police Department 
    •  Serving Since 2006 

Certificate:


    •  Master Peace Officer

Special Training:


    •  C.R.A.S.E
    •  R.A.D Instructor
    •  K9 Handler certified
    •  TCOLE Basic Instructor
    •  F.T.O
Dan Bracht
Officer
dbracht@mvpdtx.org

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Law Enforcement Career: 

  • Bayou Vista, TX PD
  • Santa Fe, TX PD     
  • Memorial Villages Police Department
  • Serving Since 1996 

Certificates: 

  • Master Peace Officer

Special Training:

  • LE Supervision
  • Use of Force
  • ID Theft Investigations

"I choose to work for Memorial Village Police Department to further my experience as a Peace Officer. I have had the opportunity to work for the county as a Constables Deputy and Sheriffs Deputy, after leaving the United States Navy. Before seeking employment with Memorial Village PD, I heard great things about how supportive the community was of law enforcement. I am happy to be a part of this department and look forward to many years with MVPD" Jason Burleson
Officer
jburleson@mvpdtx.org
Home Town:
Onalaska, TX

Law Enforcement Career:

Master-at-Arms (United States Navy)
Texas Department of Criminal Justice 
Polk County Pct. 2 Constables Office
Polk County Sheriffs Office

Certifications:

Advance Peace Officer

Special Training:

SWAT
S.F.S.T
Court Security Officer 
Field Training Officer 
“I work for the Memorial Villages Police Department because…I heard nothing but positive responses from police officers that worked with the police department.  I chose this agency so I too could experience a police department that patrols a community that supports their police officers.  I have enjoyed patrolling the Villages and will continue to strive to offer my assistance to this great community. Eddie Canales
Officer
ecanales@mvpdtx.org

Hometown: Pattison, Texas

Law Enforcement Career:


  • Brookshire Police Department 
  • Memorial Villages Police Department 
  • Serving Since 1992

Certificates: 

  • Master Peace Officer

Special Training:

  • Active Shooter Response
  • NCIMS
  • First Line Supervision
  • Radar Operations
  • First Responder/HazMat
  • Armament Systems & Procedures
  • Control & Restraint
  • LE Interdiction of Narcotics
  • High Stress Driving
  • Utilization of Aerosol Agents
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Advanced Criminal Investigations

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, Texas


Law Enforcement Career:
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice
  • Victoria Police Deparment
  • Memorial Villages Police Department
  • Serving Since 2011
Education/Certificates: 
  • Bachelors in Criminal Justice
  • Advanced Peace Officer
Special Training:
  • Field Training Officer
  • Narcotics Officer
  • Clandestine Labs
  • Crime Scene Investigations
  • Active Shooter Response
  • Gang Officer

“ I wanted to work with Memorial Villages Police Department because after meeting with the chiefs it was clear that this was the type of place that is community oriented and that is something very important to me. I haven't met a citizen yet that wasn't incredibly nice and supportive! I have found a home here and intend to retire with Memorial Villages PD.” Nicholas Harwood
Officer
nharwood@mvpdtx.org

Hometown: West, Texas

Law Enforcement Career:

  • Sinton Police Department
  • San Patricio County Sheriff’s Office
  • Aransas Pass Police Department
  • Memorial Villages Police Department 
  • Serving Since 2010

Certificates:

  •  Advanced Peace Officer


Special Training:

  • TCOLE Basic Instructor
  • TCOLE Advanced Instructor
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Instructor
  • R.A.D. Self Defense Instructor
  • Intoxilyzer Operator
  • Advance Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)
  • Field Training Officer

 

 

"I chose Memorial Village Police Department because I wanted to return to a full-time police officer status after being a Reserve Deputy. With continued support through fellow Law Enforcement officers, I felt this was the place to support my family."


Richard Jarvis
Sergeant
rjarvis@mvpdtx.org

Hometown:  Houston, Texas

Law Enforcement Career:

  • Fort Bend County Sherriff’s Office
  • Harris County Sherriff’s Office (Reserve Officer)
  • Memorial Villages Police Department 
  • Serving Since 2007

Education/Certificates:

  • Bachelors in Emergency Health Science
  • Associates in Emergency Health Science
  • Master Peace Officer
  • Former Nationally Registered EMT Paramedic
  • State of Texas Paramedic

Special Training:

  • Basic Swat Officer
  • Tactical Medic
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Training
  • Basic TCOLE Instructor
  • Field Training Officer
  • CPR Instructor
  • Bicycle Officer


 

 

“I work for the Memorial Villages Police Department because…I believe this is the department where I can serve the community to the fullest of my ability. Keith Kelso
Detective
kkelso@mvpdtx.org

Hometown: Houston, Texas


Law Enforcement Career:

  • Hedwig Village
  • Memorial Villages Police Department
  • Serving Since 1998

Certificates:

  • Advanced Peace Officer

Special Training:

  • SFST
  • Active Shooter Response
  • Crime Scene Investigations
  • Child Abuse Investigations
  • Crisis Intervention Certified


" I joined the Memorial Village Police Department because I wanted to work with a smaller agency that works closely with it community" Robert McElvany
Officer
rmclevany@mvpdtx.org

Hometown: Schulenburg, Texas

Law Enforcement Career:

  • Harris County Sheriff's Deputy
  • Harris County Precinct 1 Constable
  • Memorial Villages Police Department
  • Serving Since 1997

Education/Certificates:

  • Wharton Junior College Police Academy
  • Master Peace Officer

Special Training:

  • 5 Years US Marine Corps
  • ALERRT Instructor 
  • TCOLE Basic Instructor

“I work for the Memorial Villages Police Department because…I love having the opportunity to interact with the community on a daily basis. Being able to teach DARE is extremely rewarding and helps in building relationships between the police and community that will last a lifetime. Oscar Miller
D.A.R.E. Officer
ogmiller@mvpdtx.org

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Law Enforcement Career: 
  • Spring Branch ISD
  • Patton Village PD 
  • Memorial Villages Police Department
  • Serving Since 1997
Certificates: 
  • Master Peace Officer

Special Training:

  • DARE Instructor
  • GREAT Instructor
  • Gangs
  • Narcotics
  • Crime Scene Investigations
  • CIT
  • Hostage Negotiator

"I enjoy working for a smaller agency were employees are close, and have a family environment of the agency. I also enjoy working for a community were the police officers are respected. I truly enjoy interacting with the citizens of the community and helping them in their time of need." Chris Nash
Sergeant
cnash@mvpdtx.org

Hometown: Mesquite, Texas

Law Enforcement Career:
  • Jewett Police Department: 
  • Leon County Sheriff's Office
  • Memorial Villages Police Department
  • Serving Since 2007
Certificates:
  • Advanced Peace Officer
Special Training:
  • Swat
  • Sexual Assault Family Violence Investigator
  • TCole Basic Instructor
  • Field Training Officer
  • Radar/Lidar Instructor 
  • Taser Instructor 
  • ASP Baton Instructor
“I work for the Memorial Villages Police Department because… 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 are able to get to know a lot more people, being closer together, like a municipality. Lane Owens
Sergeant
lowens@mvpdtx.org

Hometown: Lewisville, Texas

Law Enforcement Career: 

  • Fort Bend County
  • Memorial Villages Police Department 2005
  • Serving Since 1995

Certificates:

  • Master Peace Officer 
  • FTO Coordinator 
  • TCOLE Instructor
  • Firearms Instructor
  • Range Master
  • Armor
  • NRA Safety Officer
  • Lemit School

Special Training:

  • SWAT, Precision Shooting
  • Mounted Patrol training
  • Civil Statues and procedures
  • Enforcement of Education codes
  • Management training and team building
  • SFST
  • Law Enforcement CAD trainer 

“The Memorial Villages Police Department has been a great career choice and one that has provided for my family in more ways than I could have imagined.  It's also very rewarding to work for a community that is so appreciative of the job we do." Adam Pavlock
Sergeant
apavlock@mvpdtx.org

Hometown: Needville, Texas

Law Enforcement Career: 
  • Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office
  • Stafford Police Department
  • Memorial Villages Police Department 
  • Serving Since 2007
Certificates: 
  • Associates Degree in Culinary Arts
  • Advanced Peace Officer
Special Training:
  • Intermediate and Advanced Accident Investigations
  • Field Training Officer, Basic and Advanced
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • Breathalyzer/Intoxlizer Operator
  • Bike Patrol Certified
  • Effective Leadership

Chris Rodriguez
Detective
crodriguez@mvpdtx.org

Hometown: Lufkin, Texas

Law Enforcement Career:
  • Angelina County Sheriff's Department
  • Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
  • Memorial Villages Police Department
  • Serving Since 2001
Certificates: 
  • Master Peace Officer
Special Training: 
  • Field Training Officer
  • TCOLE Instructor
  • DEA Instructor
  • S.W.A.T
  • Special Response Team (SRT)
  • S.F.S.T.
  • Dignitary/Executive Protection
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Criminal Investgation
  • Crime Scene Investigations
  • Homicide/Assault Investigations
“I joined Memorial Villages Police Department because I wanted to give back to the community and area I grew up in.” Eric Silliman
Officer
esilliman@mvpdtx.org

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Law Enforcement Career:
  • Harris County Constables Pct. 5
  • Magnolia Police Department
  • Memorial Villages Police Department
  • Serving Since 2002
Certificate:
  • Advanced Peace Officer
Special Training:
  • K9 Handler
  • S.W.A.T.
  • S.F.S.T. 
  • Field Training Officer
“I work for the Memorial Villages Police Department because…I wanted to work for a community that appreciates their police, as much as I appreciate the opportunity to help make Memorial Villages an exemplary place to live and raise a family. Mike Sprinkle
Sergeant
msprinkle@mvpdtx.org

Hometown: Corpus Christi, Texas

Law Enforcement Career: 

  • Corpus Christi PD
  • Port Aransas PD
  • Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
  • Memorial Villages Police Department 
  • Serving Since 1989
Certificates: 
  • Master Peace Officer
  • Sexual Assault/Family Violence Investigator
  • Bachelors in Criminal Justice 
Special Training:
  • First-line police/patrol supervision.
  • Tactical Patrol
  • S.F.S.T. Practitioner
  • Field Training Officer
  • Active Shooter Response
  • Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code
  • FBI–LEEDA Trilogy Award

"I chose MVPD because I wanted to work in an environment that believes and appreciates Police Officers."
Craig Taylor
Officer
ctaylor@mvpdtx.org

Home town: Livingston Texas

Law enforcement career:


Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Office if Inspector General
Polk County Sheriff’s Office
Serving since 2007

Education
Advanced Peace Officer

Training/Certificates:
Basic Swatt Officer
First Line Supervisor
FTO
SFST
Advanced Child Abuse


“I joined Memorial Villages Police Department because I want to be apart of the growth and development of the department.” Patrick Torres
Officer
ptorres@mvpdtx.org

Hometown: Daily City, California

Law Enforcement Career:
  • Public Safety Officer New Mexico/California
  • Memorial Villages Police Department 
  • Serving Since 1991
Certificates:
  • Basic Peace Officer

Special Training:
  • Swift Water Rescue
  • Firefighter/ Paramedic
  • HazMat Tech II
  • Urban Search and Rescue
  • Task Force 24/ High Angle Rescue
  • Research and Development Tactical Medicine
  • S.W.A. T
  • K-9 S.K.I.T, Patrol, and Detection
  • Paramedic/EMT Instructor
  • Intelligence Officer Gang Taskforce
  • Active Shooter Response- Master Trainer
  • Narcotics Intelligence Officer
  • Weapons Instructor
  • Domestic Violence Instructor
  • Sexual Assault Investigator
  • Master Trainer
  • Army Reserve Special Operations 445th. Civil Affairs/ Psychological Operations  
"I joined the Memorial Villages Police Department because of how unique this department is. I get to work in three different cities and protect the residents in each city. My goal is to continue training and to provide the best service to the community."  

Terry Tuggle
Officer
ttuggle@mvpdtx.org

Hometown: Spring Branch, Texas (Hill Country)

Law Enforcement Career:

  • Aransas Pass Police Department
  • Comal County Sheriff's Office
  • Memorial Village Police Department
  • Serving Since 2012

Certificates:

  • Intermediate Peace Officer

Special Training:

  • Advanced Field Training Officer
  • Self Aid Buddy Aid
  • Terrorism Response Tactics 
  • Marine Enforcement Officer
  • Emergency Driving (EVOC)
  • Pursuit Intervention Techniques
  • Arrest Communications
  • Below 100 Officer Training


“I work for the Memorial Villages Police Department because…the people, the community and the opportunities. Juan Valdez
Officer
jvaldez@mvpdtx.org

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Law Enforcement Career: 
  • Texas Alcohol Beverage Control
  • Montgomery County SO
  • Waller County SO
  • Harris County SO
  • Memorial Villages Police Department 
  • Serving Since 2004
Certificates: 
  • Advanced Peace Officer 
Special Training:
  • SWAT
  • Criminal Investigations
  • DWI Investigations
  • CIT
  • Gangs
  • Organized Crime

 

I have been in law enforcement for many years and Memorial Villages Police Department has a type of environment I have not seen before. Everyone is friendly and welcoming here, both at the Police Department and in the community. I knew this was the place for me.  Monica Vasquez
Officer
mvasquez@mvpdtx.org
Hometown: Houston, Texas  

Law Enforcement Career:
Harris County Constables PCT 1 
Harris County Constables PCT 1 Reserves
San Jacinto College Police Department
Memorial Villages Police Department
Serving Since 2003

Certificates:
Advanced Peace Officer

Special Training: 
Basic TCOLE Instructor
First Line Supervisor (LEMIT)
Certified Mental Health Peace Officer
SAFVIC (Sexual Assault and Family Violence Investigator)
Crime Scene Investigations
Child Abuse Investigations
Bike Patrol Certified
Field Training Officer
Active Shooter Response
Intermediate Accident Certification
First Responder/Hazmat