Thursday May 27, 2021
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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  • Reducing violent crimes
  • Building trust and creating transparency
  • Creating an environment so that everyone feels comfortable reporting crimes whether they are a victim or a witness 



  • Troy Finner was born in the 5th Ward area of Houston
  • Raised in the Hiram Clarke neighborhood
  • Madison High School graduate
  • Bachelors of Science, Criminal Justice, Sam Houston University
  • Masters of Criminology, University of Houston-Clear Lake

Professional Development

  • Graduate of Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP)
  • Police Executive Leadership Institute (PELI)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation National Executive Institute (NEI)
  • Began his law enforcement career in 1990.  31-year veteran of serving the citizens of Houston at the Office of Public Affairs, Southwest Division, South Gessner Division, and the Internal Investigation Command.


    Executive Level

    • Currently the Chief of Police for the fourth largest city in the United States.
    • Oversight of over 5,300 classified/sworn personnel and over 1,200 civilian staff support.
    • Assistant Chief of South Patrol Command, which encompassed all of South Houston.
    • Management/oversight of Field & Support Operations.
      • This responsibility involves three patrol region commands and one support command encompassing 15 patrol divisions, the Traffic Enforcement Division, Emergency Communications Division, Mental Health Division, and the Gang Division.
      • This entails approximately 3,550 classified/sworn personnel and 230 civilian support staff.
    • Chief Finner is both committed and dedicated to relational policing wherein each contact with a citizen is an opportunity to improve relationships and a means by which to build trust.
    • Chief Finner leads from the front line during major events, civil unrest, and protests, and he embraces the use of technology and data-driven analysis in the reduction of crime.
    • He is especially committed to youth mentoring programs that aid in bridging the gaps in trust and communication with the police.
    • Committed to strong community policing.
    • Proven record of bringing unity within the community balanced with leading operational improvements and initiatives, which have enhanced departmental productivity and reduced costs.