Chief Terry Stanphill, is a lifelong resident of El Campo. He graduated El Camp High School in 1978 and attended Wharton County Jr. College while working on local farms, ranches and oil field related businesses.
Terry was hired by ECPD Chief J.C. Elliott as a patrol officer, October 15, 1982 and attended the Victoria Police Academy. Officer Stanphill worked night shift patrol for about 1-½ years before being promoted to Patrol Sergeant.
Sgt. Stanphill went on to become ECPD’s first K9 handler and in 1986 became ECPD’s first Narcotic Detective. Sgt. Stanphill went on to supervise the Wharton County DA Narcotic Task Force for several years. Sgt. Stanphill promoted to Lieutenant and transferred to lead the Criminal Investigation Team for ECPD. In 2009, Lt. Stanphill promoted to Deputy Chief of Police and was appointed Chief of Police August 2010. He also assumed the title and duties of Director of Public Safety / Assistant City Manager.
Along the way, Chief Stanphill graduated the 186th session of the FBI National Academy. He was awarded Officer of the Year by Wharton County 100 Club in 1984 and 1990 and awarded the Distinguished Service Award by El Campo Rotary In 2000. He was awarded Achiever of the Year by the El Campo Chamber and Employee of the Year of the City of El Campo in 2009.
Asst. Chief Williamson is orginally from Galveston, TX. He started his law enforcement career with the Austin Airport Police. In 2000, he began working for the El Campo Police Department. He has served in the Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions as a supervisor. As Asst. Chief, he provides administrative guidance and control to the police department. He also serves as the department's training coordinator, grant writer, Public Information Officer and Commander of the department's Special Response Team. Asst. Chief Williamson is a graduate of session #230 of the FBI National Academy. He serves as an agency assessor for the Texas Police Chiefs Association's Recognition Program. He also serves as the City's Emergency Management Coordinator.