Hello, I am Assistant Chief Andrew Paul Turner and I was hired July 01, 2014 as the Lieutenant of Police for La Vega ISD. I was later promoted to the position of Assistant Chief of Police on August 01, 2018. During my law enforcement career I have earned numerous certifications including Master Peace Officer Certification from the State of Texas as well as holding an Instructor License from the State of Texas. I served as a D.A.R.E Officer and is certified as a Mental Health Officer. In addition to my certifications, I have earned several awards including the Life Saver Award in 2013 and the Civic Merit Award in 2012 while working for the Bellmead Police Dept. I am also a two time Officer of the Year recipient. In my 24 years of law enforcement I have been a criminal investigator, K-9 Officer, and a Drug Task Force Agent just to name a few. I am also the founder of the Bellmead Police Department Toy Drive under the umbrella of the late Chief Robert Harold where numerous under privilege children were able to have toys for Christmas. I believes that everyone deserves a chance in life to be successful in what goals they are trying to achieve. “Charity is not something that is done for recognition but is done because you are helping your fellow man. No matter how successful you are, you still have an obligation to pay it forward”.
I am Officer Sedrick Hall, and I was appointed to the La Vega I.S.D. Police Department on July 9, 2018. I hold an advanced certification from TCOLE. I attended the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute Module 1 in 2013 and graduated from Southern Institute of Business and Technology in 1989. I was employed with the Texas State Technical College for 11 years where I held the position of Patrol Sergeant. I also worked 2 years as a City Marshal for the city of Beverly Hills and 6 years at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Police in Dallas where I held the position as Dispatcher, and upon graduating from the UT Police Academy in 1993 in Austin, I worked as a Police Officer/Field Training Officer. Another part of my career included corrections where I worked 10 years as a Juvenile Corrections Officer with the Texas Juvenile Justice Department, holding the position of JCOV and supervised the Security Unit on the facility, and was also a STAR (Special Tactics and Response) Team leader. In my spare time, I like fishing, and a host of other outdoor activities.
I have three children. A son in Virginia with his family, a son in Maryland with his family and a daughter in the Dallas area. I also have four beautiful grandchildren, two granddaughters and two grandsons.
I graduated from South Plains Associate of Governments getting my Peace Officers license May 05, 2018. When I became a Peace Officer I knew in my new journey I was going to Serve and protect our children in the School District. I interviewed with La Vega Police Department during the summer and was hired July 16th. Receiving that phone call from Assistant Chief Turner on my birthday was one of the best birthday presents I have ever received. When I met everyone on the hiring board I was so impressed with everything the School District had offer and how passionate the board was about their community. I knew right then I wanted to work for La Vega ISD.