The patrol division has four sergeants and each sergeant reports directly to Lt. Adana Barbar. The Officers work twelve hour shifts and are on set rotating week schedules.
|Lee Rhinebarger, Sergeant|
Sergeant Rhinebarger has been in law enforcement over 30 years and started his employment with the City of Murphy in January 2017. Prior to coming to Murphy, he served as a Police Officer for 25 years at the Richardson Texas Police Department. Sergeant Rhinebarger served in the roles of Police Officer, Field Training Officer, Detective in Crimes against Persons, Hostage Negotiator, Intelligence Unit, Crowd Control Team Leader, Crime Prevention Specialist, TCOLE Instructor, and Certified Court Security Specialist. Sergeant Rhinebarger retired from Richardson Police Department 12/31/2016.
Sergeant Rhinebarger holds a Master Peace Officer License in Texas and has numerous hours of continuing education in law enforcement. Sergeant Rhinebarger holds numerous certifications in law enforcement and has a degree from Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Sergeant Rhinebarger graduated Lewisville, Texas High School and spent 8 years in the United States Navy as a Nuclear Weapons Specialist. Sergeant Rhinebarger lives in the country and enjoys spending time with his family and training his three dogs.
Jason Smith, Sergeant
Sergeant Smith began his law enforcement career with the City of Murphy in June of 2002 after graduating from the University of North Texas Police Academy. Positions he has held within the department include; Patrol Officer, School Resource Officer, Bicycle Patrol, Retail Business District Liaison, Detective, and Patrol Sergeant. Sergeant Smith holds a Master Peace Officer License from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, and is currently enrolled in the last of three modules in the Leadership Command College at Sam Houston State University. Sergeant Smith grew up just down the road in Wylie and after graduating from Wylie High School, went on to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Tx.
David Rodgers, Sergeant
Sergeant Rodgers started his career with the Murphy Police Department in September of 2012. Prior to coming to Murphy he served as a Police Officer for twenty one years at the Bethany Police Department in Oklahoma. Sergeant Rodgers served in the roles of Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Sergeant, Master Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain in his time at the Bethany Police Department. Upon his retirement from Oklahoma Law Enforcement he was the Captain over the Patrol Division in Bethany.
Sergeant Rodgers has an Advanced Peace Officer Certification in Oklahoma and a Master Peace Officer Certificate in Texas. He has numerous hours of continuing education in many facets of Law Enforcement. Sergeant Rodgers was on the Tactical Unit for 10 years in the City of Bethany. He is also a Law Enforcement Driving Training Instructor and a Firearms Instructor. While in Oklahoma he taught Law Enforcement Driving at the Council of Law Enforcement Education and Training and at Oklahoma State University-OKC. Sergeant Rodgers is a proud Graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy and the prestigious Leadership Command College here in Texas.
Sergeant Rodgers is originally from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He graduated from Northeast High School in Oklahoma City. Sergeant Rodgers attended both Oklahoma State University and the University of Central Oklahoma. He obtained a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Oklahoma, and has Master Credit hours from both the University of Virginia and Sam Houston State University. On his personal time Sergeant Rodgers enjoys spending time with his children, fishing, and keeping himself physically fit.
Aaron McCarty, Sergeant
Sergeant Aaron McCarty is an 18 year law enforcement veteran that has been employed with the City of Murphy for 8 years. Sergeant McCarty hold a Master Peace Officer License with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. He hold a Bachelor of Science Degree from Lamar University.
Sergeant McCarty is a patrol shift supervisor with the responsibility of managing day to day operations of the patrol officers assigned to him.
Sergeant McCarty is one of the departments Collision Reconstructionist’s with his certifications coming from TEEX, a subdivision of Texas A&M. He holds certifications as an NAPD driving Instructor, TCOLE Instructor, Mental Health Peace Officer and many more.