The patrol division has four sergeants and each sergeant reports directly to Lt. Adana Barbar. The Officers work twelve hour shifts and are on set rotating week schedules.
|Bill Vegas, Sergeant|
Sergeant Bill Vegas began his career with the Murphy Police Department in December of 2006. Prior to working for the City of Murphy, he served as a police officer with the City of Heath located in Rockwall County. Sgt. Vegas was employed as a police officer for Heath PD where he worked for 5 years. Sergeant Vegas spent the next 10 years working for the fast growing community of Royse City. While there he spent time in patrol, criminal investigations, highway drug interdiction and as the school districts first school resource officer. Lastly he was promoted to patrol sergeant where he was assigned to night patrol until December of 2006 when he made his transition to Murphy.
Sergeant Vegas is the departments senior patrol sergeant, a position he has held since 2011 when he was promoted from patrol officer to sergeant. Since then he has graduated from the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas, Leadership Command College. He spent time at Texas A&M, Texas Woman’s University and ended at Sam Houston University where he graduated from the command school.
Sergeant Vegas in addition to patrol duties and supervision, heads up the departments Volunteers in Policing program where he works closely with our citizen volunteers who both patrol the streets with the officers and also work in the office with our detectives.
Sergeant Vegas also assist our patrol Lieutenant coordinate the Field Training Officer Program for new recruits. Lastly, he is the Fleet Services Manager and helps coordinate and maintain our fleet to include patrol division, investigations, and animal control vehicles.
Jason Smith, Sergeant
Sergeant Smith began his law enforcement career with the City of Murphy in June of 2002 after graduating from the University of North Texas Police Academy. Positions he has held within the department include; Patrol Officer, School Resource Officer, Bicycle Patrol, Retail Business District Liaison, Detective, and Patrol Sergeant. Sergeant Smith holds a Master Peace Officer License from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, and is currently enrolled in the last of three modules in the Leadership Command College at Sam Houston State University. Sergeant Smith grew up just down the road in Wylie and after graduating from Wylie High School, went on to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Tx.
David Rodgers, Sergeant
Sergeant Rodgers started his career with the Murphy Police Department in September of 2012. Prior to coming to Murphy he served as a Police Officer for twenty one years at the Bethany Police Department in Oklahoma. Sergeant Rodgers served in the roles of Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Sergeant, Master Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain in his time at the Bethany Police Department. Upon his retirement from Oklahoma Law Enforcement he was the Captain over the Patrol Division in Bethany.
Sergeant Rodgers has an Advanced Peace Officer Certification in Oklahoma and a Master Peace Officer Certificate in Texas. He has numerous hours of continuing education in many facets of Law Enforcement. Sergeant Rodgers was on the Tactical Unit for 10 years in the City of Bethany. He is also a Law Enforcement Driving Training Instructor and a Firearms Instructor. While in Oklahoma he taught Law Enforcement Driving at the Council of Law Enforcement Education and Training and at Oklahoma State University-OKC. Sergeant Rodgers is a proud Graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy and the prestigious Leadership Command College here in Texas.
Sergeant Rodgers is originally from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He graduated from Northeast High School in Oklahoma City. Sergeant Rodgers attended both Oklahoma State University and the University of Central Oklahoma. He obtained a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Oklahoma, and has Master Credit hours from both the University of Virginia and Sam Houston State University. On his personal time Sergeant Rodgers enjoys spending time with his children, fishing, and keeping himself physically fit.
Aaron McCarty, Sergeant
Sergeant Aaron McCarty is an 18 year law enforcement veteran that has been employed with the City of Murphy for 8 years. Sergeant McCarty hold a Master Peace Officer License with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. He hold a Bachelor of Science Degree from Lamar University.
Sergeant McCarty is a patrol shift supervisor with the responsibility of managing day to day operations of the patrol officers assigned to him.
Sergeant McCarty is one of the departments Collision Reconstructionist’s with his certifications coming from TEEX, a subdivision of Texas A&M. He holds certifications as an NAPD driving Instructor, TCOLE Instructor, Mental Health Peace Officer and many more.