Patrol Supervision

Sergeants

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 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.