Pearland Rotary Club will host Pearland Police Chief Johnny Spires from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 19 at Golfcrest Country Club.
Chief Johnny Spires began his career in law enforcement with the Pearland Police Department in 1989. He was promoted to Asst. Chief in 1998 and Chief in 2017. Spires holds a Master Peace Officer Certification, is a graduate of the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas, has attended the University of Virginia’s LEAD program through the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service and is currently attending Sam Houston State University. He served as an instructor at a local police academy for 15 years where he taught officer survival tactics.
Chief Spires is the past Commander of the Combined Agency Response Team, a multi-agency S.W.A.T. team composed of officers from the Alvin, League City, and Pearland Police Departments. He was named Officer of the Year in 1991 by the Knights of Columbus and was also a recipient of the Medal of Valor in 1992.
Chief Spires serves the community with many outreach programs. In addition to his work experience, Spires is a member of the Pearland Lion’s Club and a mentor to the Pearland ISD RISE Mentoring Program.
Spires address will include the current crime rate, traffic safety, the department’s response to the Sante Fe High School shooting and how the community can help get involved.
Everyone is welcome. Lunch for non-members is $15.