Over the past few years, our officers and civilians have endured one of the most trying times in law enforcement’s history. We have suffered through the loss of one of our own: Officer Sheena Yarbrough-Powell. The Beaumont Police Department is still dealing with the sadness of her death. Recently, American law enforcement has dealt with many cities wanting to reform, defund, or disband their police departments. In general, the Beaumont Police Department is blessed with amazing support from our city leaders and citizens. We know that we must earn the support and trust of our community, and we make that our top priority. We want citizens to know that their safety and well-being are our top priority. We have many programs designed with that goal in mind. Through our Cops and Kids program, we aim to help children realize that we are the good guys and we’re here to help. We design our community initiatives with the aim of establishing relationships. By getting our citizens on board, we can make Beaumont safer. Beaumont Police Department’s officers and civilians will continue the mission of building relationships and serving our community.

I am honored to serve and work alongside the dedicated police officers and civilians of the Beaumont Police Department. Know that we stand ready to answer the call to serve and will continue providing premiere law enforcement services 24 hours, seven days a week, year round.

James P. Singletary
Chief of Police

James P. Singletary was appointed Chief of Police by Beaumont City Council in September 2011.