Formerly the Assistance Police Chief, Shawn Blackwell will become Silsbee’s new Police Chief.
Silsbee has been without chief officer since the departure of Chief Waylon Rhodes in March of this year.
Blackwell has served as assistant chief for roughly seven years. He joined the Silsbee Police Department in 2001, and became sergeant in 2008.
Asked when the swearing in will be, Blackwell said: “they don’t have a date yet.”
His knowledge of the community, extensive supervisory experience, and investigations background will be an asset to the community.