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Mission Statement

The mission of the Brenham Police Department is to proudly serve the community by protecting our citizens, enforcing the law, and working in partnership with the public to enhance the quality of life by holding ourselves to the highest standards of performance and ethics.

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Department Philosophy

The Brenham Police Department is an organization of professionals committed to the philosophy of community policing in its daily operations and functions. Community Policing is based upon a partnership between the police and the community whereby the police and the community share a responsibility for identifying, reducing, eliminating and preventing problems that impact community safety and order. By working together, the police and the community can increase the sense of well being along with lowering the incidents of crime.

As you explore this site, it is the department's hope that you will become increasingly aware of the services and information available through the Brenham Police Department. Please use the available links to find out more about the department's organizations, community partnerships, citizen programs, recruiting efforts and crime prevention information.

The men and women of the Brenham Police Department are committed to providing the highest level of quality service to the community we share.

Chief Craig Goodman's Bio

Chief Goodman began his law enforcement career with the Pasadena Police Department in May 1989. He was a member of the command staff for 9 years and gained valuable experience by leading and managing personnel in patrol, investigations, support and community services.

Chief Goodman joined the Brenham Police Department in September 2015 to continue his career in public service. He is honored to have the opportunity to lead the Brenham Police Department and to continue the department's legacy of service to the citizens of Brenham.

Chief Goodman holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Houston-Downtown. He is a graduate from the FBI National Academy 235th Session in Quantico, VA and the Graduate Management Institute, Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX.

Message from the Chief

Craig Goodman

I selected law enforcement as a career because I truly believe individuals can make a positive difference in the lives of others. I believe law enforcement is an admirable profession filled with good hearted people who share the desire to help those in need. I believe treating others with dignity, respect and fairness while maintaining order is essential in all law enforcement interactions.

I recognize we serve a public who deserves the best practices possible while maintaining the safety and security of the community. I will work tirelessly to provide the type of leadership that the community will be proud of, and will continue the organizational practices that have been successful and institute change when deficiencies are identified.  


Chief Craig Goodman