News Release | City of Rockport: "Larry Sinclair Appointed Police Commander"

ROCKPORT, TX – Police Chief Tim Jayroe announced today that Lt. Larry Sinclair was recently promoted to the position of Police Commander. He is replacing Commander Mark Cory, who left last month to become the Chief of Police for the City of Portland.

In this position, Commander Sinclair will be responsible for overseeing the Police Department’s Patrol Division, whose mission is to protect the lives and property of citizens and visitors, to deter criminal activity by maintaining a highly visible presence, to enforce all laws equally and to maintain the highest standards of professionalism and courtesy. The twenty member Patrol Division provides various services including uniform patrol, bike patrol, marine patrol, special operations, and crime prevention and community outreach. Sinclair will retain his other duties of Fire Marshal and Emergency Management Coordinator.

Commander Sinclair began his police career with the City of Rockport in 1989 as an undercover agent gathering information on drug activity at Rockport-Fulton High School. Since that time, he has served in various capacities including crime prevention/community support, bike patrol, water safety, public information, and the tactical team.

He was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 1999 and lieutenant in 2009. Sinclair holds a Master Peace Officer Certificate from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. Chief Jayroe said, “We were in the fortunate position having a strong field of internal candidates to choose from. Commander Sinclair is well equipped to do the job and has an excellent team behind him.”

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