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.

Code Compliance

Officer J. Seda has ten years of law enforcement experience and an Advance Peace Officer License.  Officer Seda is a certified Sexual Assault Family Violence Special Investigator and certified Arson Investigator.  He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and received a Graduate Certificate in Leadership from the Graduate School of Public Policy at UTSA.  Officer Seda is dedicated to educating and aiding everyone in the City of Poteet with our community compliance standards. 

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.

Animal Control

William (Bill) Lay is 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. 

Reserve Division

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.

Police Secretary

Rafaela "Fay" Oldham

Worked for federal government for 10 years, two different school districts for total of 12 years.  Enjoy yard work, travel (especially cruises), and love spending time with my 3 kids and 3 grandsons.

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