WINTERS – Paula Geyer, who served as interim police chief in Winters, was recently named chief of police. The Winters City Council unanimously voted to make it official during their meeting in March.

WINTERS – Paula Geyer, who served as interim police chief in Winters, was recently named chief of police. The Winters City Council unanimously voted to make it official during their meeting in March.

Geyer, succeeds Randall Davis, who served as Winters’ police chief since 2010 and resigned in December of 2016. Geyer served as interim chief from Jan. 1 until the end of March.

Winters Mayor Lisa Yates said Geyer is an asset to the community.

“Officer Geyer has been an asset to the City of Winters for over eight years,” Yates said. “She has proven leadership ability and a strong sense of duty. I anticipate a cohesive, competent force under Chief Geyer. Chief Geyer and her staff will also continue to work with county law enforcement in order to most effectively use all resources to make Winters a safe place to live.”

Geyer, who has been with the department since October 1, 2009, did not get her start in law enforcement. After graduating from Pearsall High School in 1996, Geyer would go on to attend Sul Ross University in Uvalde, where she earned a degree in English in 2001. Her initial plans were to teach, but, the calling to become an officer was strong. She would go on to attend the Middle Rio Grand Law Enforcement Academy.

Her first job was as an officer with the Uvalde Police Department in 2002 and then the Uvalde Sheriff’s Department where she worked from 2007 to 2009, when she came to Winters.

Geyer also serves as the city’s fire marshal and is a certified arson investigator. She is also on the Winters Police Dive Team, which is available to assist other agencies any time.

Currently, the Winters Police Department has three full time officers, and an opening for one more, Geyer said.

Geyer said the best cases are those where she can help the “victim get some type of justice.”

“I have been proud to represent the citizens as a police officer and I will continue to work hard to make strides in the community,” Geyer said.