Meet The HPD Administration

  1. James Devlin

    Police Chief

    Chief Devlin has been with the Hewitt Police Department for 7 years. Prior to being named the Chief, Chief Devlin served as the Deputy Chief over Operations and was in charge of the uniformed patrol division, training, Internal Investigations, and Civil Service implementation.  Chief Devlin started his career in law enforcement in 1995 going to work for the City of Lancaster where he was a Lieutenant over the patrol division, traffic division, commercial motor vehicle enforcement unit, and served on the SWAT team as a team leader and Commander. Chief Devlin additionally served as a Team Commander for the Southern Regional Response Group – a multi-jurisdictional tactical unit in Dallas and Ellis Counties.  Chief Devlin currently serves on the McLennan County College Police Academy Advisory Board and is an adjunct instructor for the Police Academy.  In the past Chief Devlin served as an adjunct professor/instructor for the Dallas County Community College District Police Academy and the North Texas Council of Governments Regional Police Academy, instructing on subjects such as Arrest/Search and Seizure, Patrol Operations, Multiculturalism, Use of Force, Mechanics of Arrest, and New Supervisor certification. Chief Devlin is an active member of the Texas Police Chiefs Association and the International Chiefs of Police Association and serves on the Patrol and Tactical Committee for the IACP.   Chief Devlin oversees the Hewitt Police Department by implementing /updating policy and procedure, equipment procurement, grant writing, as well as updating current standards with contemporary law enforcement standards. Chief Devlin has been married to his wife Ailsha (who is a teacher at Spring Valley Elementary) for 20 years and has three beautiful children. Chief Devlin is excited about working for the City of Hewitt, and has dedicated himself to the advancement of the police department, ensuring that law enforcement services for the citizens are the best that they can be, that it is service driven, and that the law enforcement mission is completed with integrity, leadership, teamwork, accountability, and professionalism. 


  2. Tuck Saunders

    Assistant Police Chief

    Assistant Chief T.Saunders has been at Hewitt 25 years and currently serves as Assistant Chief of Police. Asst. Chief Saunders graduated from Harrisburg Area Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Police Science; Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor's Degree in Police Administration and Sam Houston State University with a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice Management. He holds Master and Instructor certifications and has received the Academic Recognition Award from TCOLE. Asst. Chief Saunders is a graduate of the 49th Annual Management College hosted by the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration in Plano Texas. Asst. Chief Saunders is a member of the International Police Chief’s Association, the Texas Police Chiefs Association, Central Texas Association of Chiefs of Police and Sheriffs, the Texas Municipal Police Association and the McLennan County Criminal Investigators Association (Secretary 1996-1997, Vice President 1997-1998, and President 1998-1999). Asst. Chief Saunders currently serves on the Criminal Justice Advisory Committee with the Heart of Texas Council of Governments. He has been selected Officer of the Year for 1994, Supervisor of the Year (twice) for 1996 and 1998. 


  3. Kathy Alexander

    Records Supervisor

    Kathy Alexander has been with the Hewitt Police Department 12 years and currently serves as the Records Administrator. Kathy graduated from McLennan Community College with an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice. Prior to joining Hewitt P.D. she worked for Woodway Public Safety Department from June 1974 to March 1979 as a dispatcher and in March 1979 became the Communications/Records Supervisor. Kathy retired from Woodway PSD in January 2002. When E911 was implemented in McLennan County in 1987, Kathy was chosen by McLennan County Emergency Assistance District to provide training to all of the dispatchers of McLennan County Police and Fire Departments. She was also selected as the Hewitt Police Department Employee of the year in 2006 and 2008.