Chief of Police
Chief Pat Hendrix’s 37-year career in law enforcement includes 20 years in the Smith County Sheriff’s Office. There, he served as a jailer, patrol officer and patrol sergeant, SWAT officer, narcotics officer, major crimes detective, and supervisor (sergeant) of the Criminal Investigation Unit. In 2006, he retired to become the Chief of Police for the City of Troup Police Department, where he has held this role for 17 years. Working in close partnership with Troup ISD, Chief Hendrix implemented and grew valuable programs in the school district, such as its school resource officers program, K9 officer program, student tours of the Troup Police Department, annual security audits and training exercises, and more.
In addition to his career in law enforcement, Chief Hendrix also served in the United States Marine Corps and the United States Marine Corps Reserves. Chief Hendrix’s wife, Cheryl, is the Bullard ISD Assistant Superintendent, and three of his grandchildren attend Bullard ISD schools.