El Campo Police Department
History of the Department
The ECPD was created in 1946, replacing the City Marshal concept of policing. In 1940 the City’s population was just under 4,000. Through the years the City and ECPD have grown and developed under the guidance of 7 Chiefs of Police:
Chief Walter Broadus 1946-1979
Chief Otto “Jim” Hoffman 1979-1981
Chief James “Jimmy” Elliott 1981-2009
Chief Terry Marek 2009-2010
Chief Terry Stanphill 2010-2020
Chief Gary Williamson 2020-2023
Chief David Marcaurele 2023-Present
Currently the El Campo Police Department
- Provides primary police service to the 12,350 citizens within the City of El Campo.
- Provides dispatch service to the police department, fire department, and EMS. The combined citizens served with these services are about 22,350 (includes about 10,000 persons in unincorporated areas of West Wharton County).
- Responds to more than 20,000 calls for service annually.
- Has budgeted staff of 49 full-time employees.