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Posted on: September 26, 2018


2.Mike Alexander

City Manager Bob Hart announced that Mike Alexander would serve as Interim Police Chief to assist the department as it recruits and transitions to new leadership.  Mike replaces Debra Walthall who retired as police chief after 35 years in local law enforcement and will begin his appointment on Monday, October 1.


Mike has spent 30 plus years in law enforcement which began as a Correctional Officer and Deputy Sheriff at the Travis County Sheriff's Office. Mike continued his career at the Austin Police Department as a Patrol Officer and a D.A.R.E. Instructor, teaching adolescents the importance of staying drug free. Mike spent 25 years with the Austin Police Department. He worked in patrol, as a patrol officer, corporal and sergeant. He also worked as a District Representative where is was responsible for developing strategies to effectively address, crime, the fear of crime, disorder and quality of life issues. He retired from the Austin Police department as a Sergeant.  After his retirement from Austin, Mike was employed as a Major with the Office of Inspector General Internal Affairs Section, where he was in charge of a statewide Internal Affairs investigation division.  Mike is a retired City Manager after serving as the Police Chief and Interim City Manager in Palestine Texas and is currently a Reserve Police Officer in Bee Cave Texas.


"We look forward to welcoming Chief Alexander to the Corinth Police Department during this transitional period," stated Hart.  "We are very fortunate to have an individual of Mike's caliber fill in as Interim Chief.  His leadership, coaching, training, and service experience will ensure that our Police department continues to provide high quality public safety service."


Mike attended St. Edwards University in Austin Texas where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie Texas. He is also a Master peace officer and a graduate of The University of Texas Leadership Academy, which is a collaborative effort between the Austin Police Department, the University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs. 

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