After an 8 year military career, Chief Andrew Whitfield started his law enforcement career with the Smith County Constable’s Office in 1999 then transferred to the Smith County Sheriff’s Office in 2000. During his tenure with the Smith County Sheriff's Office, he served as dispatcher, jailer, court security and transport officer.
Whitfield worked for the Tyler Independent School District Police Department from 2004-2019 where he held various positions within the department from campus officer to interim chief, his last assignment being Three Lakes Middle School as Sr. District Officer and was responsible for all campus emergency exercises, training for students, staff and faculty, along with being a member of the Campus Emergency Response Team.
Whitfield has been a guest speaker at the student Texas Crimestoppers Conference in 2011. He re-established the Tyler ISD campus program by uniting individual campus programs to one unified district program, building it to become a recognized model for other Smith County schools. He has received state awards and national nominations for his role as Tyler ISD Crimestoppers Coordinator from 2005-2013.
Chief Whitfield holds a Bachelor Degree from Liberty University in Religion – Christian Ministries, Rawlings School of Divinity. He has numerous continuing education credits and TCOLE hours from Tyler Junior College, Kilgore College, and FEMA. He holds his Texas Master Police Certification since 2014, TCOLE Instructor License and is a NASRO Practitioner.
Join us in welcoming Chief Whitfield to Chapel Hill ISD.