Chief Kemp is a veteran police officer with more than three decades serving in law enforcement, 18 of which serving the citizens of Wilmer. Chief Kemp has served the City of Wilmer as Police Chief for over a decade being appointed to this position August 3, 2009. He holds a Master’s Peace Officer License and an Advanced Telecommunicator License with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). He has completed Command Staff Leadership Training as well as attended the Law Enforcement Command College through the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas at Sam Houston State University. In addition, he holds numerous TCOLE license and certifications with 3,243 accredited TCOLE training hours. He has experience both at the county level as an Ellis County Deputy Sheriff and the municipal level serving previously as a peace officer and Police Chaplain with both the Cities of Ferris and Ennis, Texas.
Additionally, Chief Kemp is formally educated in Theology and Christian Education and has a passion for helping and mentoring people which is exemplified through over 15 years of ministry and Pastoral Leadership as an Ordained Minister.
Chief Kemp says, “We have been under construction as an organization for the past 10 years since being appointed as Chief. Policies and procedures are being re-written to the standards of Texas Best Practices. Instructors are being developed. Leaders are being developed. Training programs have been and continue to be instituted. Operational programs are being assessed, evaluated, and revised. Neighborhood Watch Programs and a Citizen’s Police Academy are in the works. Plans are in motion, organizational changes are in progress, and the hope of our full potential can be seen in the visible horizon.
He is married to his wife LeAnn Kemp who is a Contract Specialist with the Texas Department of Transportation where she has worked for over 3 decades. Their love for their 6 children and 4 grandchildren is a priority.