The patrol division has four sergeants and each sergeant reports directly to Lt. Adana Barber. The Officers work twelve hour shifts and are on set rotating week schedules.
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.
Sergeant McCarty joined the Murphy Police Department in April of 2011 as a Police Officer. Before coming to Murphy PD, he served as a Deputy Constable in Dallas County. Sergeant McCarty attended the Tarrant County College Police Academy and graduated as a Texas Peace Officer in 2002. Sergeant McCarty has served in various police divisions during his law enforcement career including, Patrol Services, Traffic Enforcement, Advanced Collision Investigation, Civil Process Service and Education, Warrant Service Officer and Police Supervisor.
Sergeant McCarty holds a Master Peace Officer Certification from TCOLE, the State of Texas governing board for Law Enforcement Professionals. He is an Advanced Collision Reconstruction Investigator, Law Enforcement Driving Instructor, TCOLE Police Instructor, Field Training Sergeant, TCOLE Training Coordinator and Mental Health Peace Officer. Sergeant McCarty is also an Adjunct Professor with TEEX, a subdivision of Texas A&M University where he instructs Collision Reconstruction.
Sergeant McCarty is originally from Keller, Texas. He graduated from Keller High School and holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Lamar University. In his personal time Sergeant McCarty enjoys camping, boating and spending time with his family. Sergeant McCarty has been selected as both Officer of the Year and Supervisor of the Year while at the Murphy Police Department.
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.