- Public Safety
- About the Department
- Command Staff
The Schertz Police Command Staff consists of the Offices of the Chief of Police, Assistant Chief of Police, Operations Bureau Commander, Uniform Services Lieutenant, Investigations Lieutenant, Support Services Lieutenant and Auxiliary Services Lieutenant. The Command Staff is responsible for the implementation of policy and overall administration of the Department.
- Police Chief
- Assistant Police Chief - Operations Support
- Assistant Police Chief - Field Operations
- Uniform Services Lieutenant
- Investigations Lieutenant
- Support Services Lieutenant
- Professional Standards Lieutenant
James (Jim) Lowery, Jr., joined the Schertz Police Department as Chief of Police in June 2022. Previously Chief Lowery worked for the Arlington Police Department for 39 years where he began his law enforcement career in March of 1983. He has served in a multitude of positions during his tenure as he rose to the rank of Assistant Chief. Lowery has a Master of Science in Strategic Leadership and a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership from Mountain State University in Beckley, WV. His father served in and retired from the US Air Force. He lived in several countries during his youth including the Philippines and Germany among other stateside locations. He graduated from Radford High School, Honolulu, HI, in 1980, out of Hickam AFB.
Chief Lowery holds a Master Peace Officer and Police Instructor’s License from the Texas Commission of Law Enforcement (TCOLE) and has over 9,000 certified hours of TCOLE career and professional training credit. He is a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy (class #259), Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP), and the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT). During his career with Arlington PD Jim has been issued numerous awards that include the Distinguished Service Award (3x’s), Life-Saving Award (3x’s), Community Service Award (3x’s), Police Officer’s Award, Medal of Merit, SWAT Award, and Honor Guard Award.
Jim and his wife, Randi, have two daughters and one grandson. He enjoys the outdoors which includes his favorite pastime of playing golf. Jim is deeply involved in community events and participates as a volunteer with various organizations.
Assistant Chief Manny Casas
Assistant Chief Manny Casas is a veteran and proudly served in the United States Army and the United States Air Force Reserves. He has faithfully served the Schertz Police Department for more than 20 years. Assistant Chief Casas has held numerous leadership positions in different departmental units and divisions during this time. He successfully advanced through the ranks from a patrol officer to an Assistant Chief, overseeing the Operational Support Bureau and the department budget.
Assistant Chief Casas has proven to be an integral part of the police department throughout his professional career, serving in multiple facets of the organization. He has helped bridge the transparency gap between the police department and the community and developed valuable programs that benefited productivity and employee satisfaction.
Holding education in very high regard, Assistant Chief Casas has gone above and beyond in obtaining beneficial knowledge to enhance his work both professionally and personally. He gained entrance and graduated from the prestigious FBI National Academy (Class #227), where less than 1% of all law enforcement professionals are accepted nationally. He graduated from the Law Enforcement Management Institution of Texas Command College (LEMIT, Class #75) and the FBI-LEEDS Trilogy Program. Assistant Chief Casas maintains a Master's Peace Officer Certification, a CPM (Certified Public Manager), and is a Texas law enforcement instructor. Assistant Chief Casas holds a Doctorate degree in Education, two Master's degrees in Business Administration and Education, and a Bachelor's degree in Management.
Assistant Chief Daniel Roman
Assistant Chief Daniel Roman began his career with the Schertz Police Department in 2007 as a patrol officer. Throughout his professional career, Assistant Chief Roman has served the department as a patrol officer, field training officer, accident reconstructionist, SWAT officer, and criminal investigator while advancing through the officer ranks from officer to Sergeant.
In 2020, Daniel was promoted to Lieutenant and served as the Uniform Services Division Lieutenant. As the Uniform Services Lieutenant, he oversaw patrol, traffic enforcement, Honor Guard, Accident Reconstruction, K-9, FTO, and Reserves programs.
In 2022, Daniel was promoted to Assistant Chief of Police and assigned as the Commander of Field Operations, overseeing Uniform Services and Investigations.
Assistant Chief Roman maintains a Master Peace Officer Certification. He has earned his bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and is now working on his master's degree in business administration. Assistant Chief Roman is also a veteran of the United States Armed Services (United States Marine Corps).
Lt. Kelly Kallies
Lieutenant Kelly Kallies began her career with the Schertz Police Department in 2007 as a patrol officer. In 2008, she was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Unit where she received extensive training in investigative related fields. She completed the Criminal Investigator Certification Program through Alamo Area Regional Law Enforcement Academy (AACOG). Lieutenant Kallies promoted to the rank of Corporal in 2011 and continued her assignment in the Criminal Investigations Unit as a supervisor. Added to her daily investigation responsibilities, she also served as the Evidence Technician and later the Evidence Technician Supervisor. Lieutenant Kallies achieved and held an Advanced Evidence Technician Certification through Texas Association of Property and Evidence Inventory Technicians (TAPEIT).
In 2016, Lieutenant Kallies was the pioneer of the Polygraph Unit within the Schertz Police Department. She is the first State Board Certified Polygraph Examiner for the Department. She is a member of multiple accredited polygraph associations for educational and professional growth.
Lieutenant Kallies maintains a Master Peace Officer Certificate. Lieutenant Kallies holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s degree in Management and Leadership from Tarleton State University.
Lt. Virgil Jones
Lt. Jones began his career back in 1996, spending a couple of years at Bexar Pct. 2 Constables Office, and then several years as a police officer with the City of Balcones Heights. Lt. Jones then made a move over to Schertz in 2002 as a patrol officer. He served patrol for nine years, making the rank of corporal. In 2011 he moved into investigations where he was detective of the year in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. In 2017, he was promoted to Sgt. as the supervisor in the Investigations Division. In 2020, he was promoted to Lieutenant.
During Lieutenant Jones's career, he has obtained his Master Peace Officer License, is Accident Reconstruction Certified, a Negotiator, and received his Criminal Investigators Certificate through the Alamo Area Regional Law Enforcement Academy (AACOG).
Lieutenant Jones is currently working towards his bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice at Wayland Baptist University and in the process of entering the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas Command College (LEMIT).
Lt. Hillory Murphy
Lieutenant Hillory Murphy began her career with the Schertz Police Department in January 2010 as a patrol officer.
In 2011, she was assigned to the School Resource Unit to patrol the nine schools within the City.
Lieutenant Murphy was promoted to the rank of Corporal in 2014 and continued her service in the School Resource Division as a supervisor. Added to her daily responsibilities, she organized an anti-texting and driving program for the local high school and a prom dress donation program. Lieutenant Murphy also created a Standard Response Protocol (SRP) video from parameters set forth by the I Love U Guys Foundation for the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District.
She received recognition and personal gratitude from the Founder of The I Love U Guys Foundation, John-Michael Keyes, for her contributions to their organization. The SRP video was also adopted by the Department of Defense Education Activity and shown in 160 schools worldwide in 2018.
In 2018, Lieutenant Murphy was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Unit, where she received extensive training in related investigative fields.
In 2020, Lieutenant Murphy was appointed Lieutenant and currently serves over the Support Services Division.
Lieutenant Murphy maintains a Master Peace Officer Certificate. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice Administration and was accepted into the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas
Lt. Darin LaCour
Lieutenant Darin S. LaCour began his career with the Schertz Police Department in 1994 as a reserve patrol officer then was hired as a fulltime patrolman in 1995. Throughout his professional career, Lieutenant LaCour served the department as a patrol officer, narcotics detective assigned to the Drug Enforcement administration, DEA Special Response Operator, and investigator while advancing through the ranks.
In 2022, Lieutenant LaCour was appointed to Lieutenant and now currently serves as the Professional Standards Division Commander overseeing Internal Affairs, Training, Armory, Firearms, Range, Quartermaster, Recruiting, and Animal Control Services.
Lieutenant LaCour maintains a Master Peace Officer Certification and is currently working on earning his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Wayland Baptist University. Lieutenant LaCour possesses an Associates of Applied Sciences degree and is currently a senior in college and is a veteran of the United States Armed Services. Lieutenant LaCour served in the armed forces for over 34 years attaining the rank of Command Chief Master Sergeant, 149th Fighter Wing Texas Air Guard.