The Police Department, in serving the people of San Saba, strives to reduce crime and provide a safe city by:
- Recognizing that its goal is to help people and provide assistance at every opportunity;
- Providing preventive, investigative, and enforcement services;
- Increasing citizen satisfaction with public safety and obtaining community cooperation through the department’s training, skills, and efforts; and
- Realizing that the Police Department alone cannot control crime, but must act in concert with the community and the rest of the Criminal Justice System.
The present site for the City of San Saba was opened for settlement on October 7, 1856. The City of San Saba was incorporated in 1910 with the first city police force being established in the 1960’s. The City of San Saba Police Department consists of four officers, one sergeant, and the Chief of Police.
Chief of Police Ray Riggs
Chief Ray Riggs was born and raised in San Saba, Chief Riggs began his career in San Saba in 1969 for the City of San Saba Police Department and received his certification in 1970. Chief Riggs also worked for the Texas Department of Public Safety as a Communication Operator, San Saba County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sheriff, under Sheriff Brantley Barker, and then for the Taylor Police Department. Chief Riggs returned to San Saba and worked for Sheriff Barker and the San Saba County Sheriff’s Office as Chief Deputy until he was hired again by the City of San Saba Police Department as the Chief of Police. Chief Riggs currently holds a Master Peace Officer Certification, the highest certification available for Peace Officers, through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE), formally known as TCLEOSE. Chief Riggs, also a Master Jailer Certification, is also a certified telecommunications operator.
Sergeant Misty Maldonado
Sergeant Misty Maldonado attended and graduated from the Central Texas Police Academy in 2006. Prior to becoming an officer, she served as a K-9 trainer in 2005. Sergeant Maldonado then continued her career with the Lometa Police Department under Chief Gary Farley and was assigned by the Lometa Police Department to the Lometa ISD as School Resource Officer. Sergeant Maldonado then continued her career with the San Saba Police Department under Chief Ray Riggs in December 2008 until March 2010. In January 2013, Sergeant Maldonado took office as Lampasas County Constable in Precinct 2 & 3. In June 2013, Sergeant Maldonado returned to the San Saba Police Department where she was hired for two vacant positions. In August of 2013, Sergeant Maldonado was offered the position of Sergeant with the San Saba Police Department which she accepted. Sergeant Maldonado then graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington in December of 2013 with a BA in Criminology and Criminal Justice Administration and is still currently Constable in Lampasas County for Precinct 2 & 3. In 2013, a K-9 unit was added to the San Saba Police Department and Sergeant Maldonado was assigned as the K-9 handler. Sergeant Maldonado currently holds a Basic Peace Officer Certification through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE), formally known TCLEOSE, and is in the process of earning her Intermediate and Advanced Peace Officer Certification.
Officer Elessandra Capps
Officer Elessandra Capps began her employment with the San Saba Police Department in January 2015. As a 2014 graduate of McClennan Police Academy, Officer Capps graduated with high honors with an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice Law Enforcement. She also holds a Basic Peace Officer Certification through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) and is in the process of earning her intermediate certification. Currently, she is enrolled at Tarleton State University where this fall she will earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Supervision and Management.
Officer Charles Todd Marker
In 1997, Officer Todd Marker began his career as a Correctional Officer with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Institutional Division where he worked maximum security units and death row. He then attended the East Texas Police Academy in February 2001 and completed his training in October 2001. He then began his career as a full time officer in October 2002 with the Lampasas Police Department. Officer Marker has served in the Lampasas County Sheriff’s Office, the Monahans Police Department, and the San Saba County Sheriff’s Office. In 2003, he also served as a contractor in Iraq where he was employed as personal security for State Department officials. Officer Marker began his employment with the San Saba Police Department in February 2016. Officer Marker, who has over 14 years of experience, currently holds a duel commission and works part time for the Bertram Police Department. He also holds an Advanced Peace Officer License, is a state certified Intoxilyzer Operator, Field Training Officer, and Taser Instructor. At this time, Officer Marker is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice at Texas A&M University.
Officer Randal Parrish
Officer Randy Parrish was born in 1958 at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida. When his father retired from the Air Force, the family moved to Panama City, Florida, where Officer Parrish finished his high school years. In 1994, Officer Parrish earned a BBA in Management with a Minor in International Business from Northwood University. After spending twenty-five years in the computer industry, with a two year stint in the United States Army, Officer Parrish applied and was accepted to the Permian Basin Law Enforcement Academy in Midland, Texas, for the February 2000 class. After graduating from the academy, Officer Parrish was employed by a charter school as school security and computer class instructor. In 2008, Officer Parrish was hired at Texas State Technical College in Brownwood, Texas, to teach computer repair and networking. He was also given the responsibility as campus police officer. In 2011, Officer Parrish was employed as a full time police officer under Chief Carlos Torres of the City of Santa Anna, Texas. In the year of 2012, Officer Parrish was given the opportunity to teach as well as serve as the School Resource Officer at Mullin ISD under Chief Butch Lawson. In 2014, Officer Parrish began his employment in the San Saba Police Department under Chief Ray Riggs. Officer Parrish has completed seven years as police officer and currently holds an Advanced Peace Officer Certification through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE), formally knows as TCLEOSE. At this time, Officer Parrish is working towards his Master Peace Officer Certification.
Officer K9 Boomer
Officer K9 Boomer, a three year old lab mix, was a rescue from an animal shelter in Dallas, Texas. Recognized for her skills that are necessary to be a successful K9, Officer Boomer was sent to the K9 Academy Training Center in Leander, Texas, where she was trained for narcotic detection and tracking. Officer Boomer has been very successful in San Saba and its surrounding counties. Officer Boomer is available to any agency that needs her services.
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