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Sheryl D. Victorian

Chief, City of Waco Police Department

After serving nearly 28 years with the Houston Police Department, Sheryl Victorian was sworn in as the City of Waco’s Chief of Police on March 15, 2021. She has earned many awards and commendations for her service and dedication as a leader and police professional. Sheryl is a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy, Discover Leadership, Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas Leadership Inventory for Female Executives, and International Association of Chiefs of Police’s Women’s Leadership Institute. She is also the creator and co-designer of “Building Trust From Trauma,” a course designed to educate and inspire officers to learn about the events that negatively impact trust between communities of color and the police and to reduce harm, learn from the past, and build meaningful cooperative relationships between the police, the community, and community stakeholders. Sheryl holds a BS from Texas Southern University, MS from the University of Houston-Downtown, and PhD from Texas Southern University.  

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