The Administrative services Division is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Department. Managed by the Chief of Police, Jim Sevey, the division is comprised of the Office of the Chief of Police, the Training Unit, Community Relations, the Project Coordinator, and one Administrative Assistant.
Chief of Police
Chief Jim Sevey was raised in West Texas and has over 30 years of experience in municipal police work. Jim came to NPD in 2005 after a lengthy career in Midland, Texas where he worked in every bureau and division within that department before coming to Nacogdoches.
The Chief of Police is responsible for the running of the entire department but specifically deals with many other issues unique to the Administrative Services Division to include budget, internal affairs, policy development, the Recognition Program, and payroll and personnel. Administrative Services is responsible for providing direction to achieve department-wide goals and insures that the Department is constantly striving to achieve the Mission of the Department:
“…to deliver courteous and professional public safety services to the citizens of, and visitors to, this community in a fair and impartial manner respecting the rights of all persons.”
Staffed by Keith Finchum, the Training Unit is responsible for conducting and/or overseeing all aspects of officer training from academy level recruit training through advanced officer certifications. The Training Unit conducts many classes in-house with agency instructors but also arranges and evaluates training outside the Department. Finchum also provides internal and external training for our non-licensed employees and maintains all state mandated records required by law or policy.
Sergeant Greg Sowell is responsible for all community relations programs including Neighborhood Watch, Community Emergency Response Team, and the Public Information Officer. Sergeant Sowell also stays busy administering the Crime Stoppers program and is involved in numerous organizations and is often the “voice” of the Department that you hear on the radio and television.
Christy Diaz is responsible for planning and coordinating projects and programs that originate from the Administrative Services Division. Christy administers the Records Management System and our Computer Aided Dispatch system and is a certified System Administrator. Christy is also the Program Manager overseeing the Texas Police Chief’s Association Recognition Program.
The TPCA Recognition Program is similar to an accreditation program and insures that NPD adheres to strict best practices in Texas law enforcement principles. Christy also provides support to investigators and patrol officers by conducting routine crime analysis briefings designed to identify and track patterns and trends in local crime.
Zoe Linda Green is at the heart of the Administrative team coordinating
all the various activities of not only Administrative Services but the
department as a whole. Zoe Linda enters payroll and personnel
information and processes bills on a daily basis. Zoe Linda also
maintains personnel files and is the “custodian” of the licensing files
required by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards
and Education. Zoe Linda is likely the voice you will hear when calling
the administrative offices for questions or information and she takes
great pride in providing exceptional customer service.