WHO WE ARE
Chief of Police
Bruce Hickman was appointed Poteet’s Police Chief in 2015. He oversees a department of 10 full-time sworn officers. He is a department TCOLE instructor and firearms instructor.
Chief Hickman has over 15 years of experience in law enforcement. He previously served with the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Department as a Deputy and held the rank of Patrol Sargent. He is a longtime resident of the Poteet area and an Alumni of the Poteet High School.
Noe Rodriguez began his career in Law Enforcement in 1986 in Hereford, Texas where he served as a Patrol Sargent. He then moved to Pleasanton Police Department until 2014 as a Lieutenant. In 2016, he was hired as the Detective Sergeant for Poteet Police Department and later promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.
Officer C.J. Carter has been in Law Enforcement since 2004. He has a Master Peace Officer license and is also a Sexual Assault Family Violence Special Investigator. He has a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership. He has years of experience in code enforcement. Ofc. Carter is assigned to educating and enforcing the city ordinances.
Fire and Life Safety
William (Bill) Lay started in fire service in 1995. He was certified as a Basic Texas Fire Inspector in 2017 and attends 20 hours annually in continual education training. Lay is tasked with educating responsible parties for, and performing Fire & Life Safety Inspections of, Rental and Commercial use properties. He is currently an active member and the lead fire training instructor for the Ata-Bexar VFD. Bill Attends annual FEMA/ DHS training.
Officer Carter and William Lay are the Animal Control Officials for the City of Poteet. William Lay is the primary Animal Capture, Trapper and Transporter of at large and estray animals. Ofc. Carter is the Local Rabies Control Authority and the Chemical Capture Device Operator.
We have several Reserve Officers that donate their time and experience to fill in as the need arises for patrol shift coverage or special events.
Cathryn Rodriguez came to us with years of office and secretary experience. She was hired in February 2019.