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BROCK WARD NAMED FIRE CHIEF
Chief Ward began his career with the Universal City Fire Department in 1977. In 1979 Ward began working for the Balcones Heights Fire Department, he became Captain in 2001.
Ward has a Master Fire Certification from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection, an Associate degree in Fire Science from San Antonio College, and several fire based certifications.
Ward has been married for 30 years, and has a daughter who is currently enrolled in nursing school.
VOLZ NAMED POLICE CHIEF
Darrell E. Volz has been appointed as the new Chief of Police at the City of Balcones Heights.
Chief Volz retired in June 2014 after 35 years at the San Antonio Police Department. His career covered all areas of a modern Police Department from patrol, property crimes, homicide and other violent crimes, covert undercover operations, prison gangs, dignitary protection, and criminal intelligence.
Chief Volz was selected from a group of 29 applicants. He, along with four other candidates, were interviewed by a 7-member Interview Board. The Interview Board was composed of current and retired area Chiefs of Police, City Managers, a Deputy Chief of the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, and a member of the Balcones Heights Police Department who was selected by his peers.
“The clear message we heard from our community and from staff during the focus groups this past fall was that we wanted our next Chief to make the Balcones Heights Police Department the best small city Police Department in Texas. Chief Volz articulated his vision and the steps needed to become that model agency,” Harris said.“Chief Volz is the right person to lead our team of talented professionals. He brings experience, training, sincerity, and honesty that the Police Department and community deserves,” Harris added.
“We are excited to have Chief Volz join our Balcones Heights family. He understands the vision of our business and residential communities and the role the Police Department has in the future economic vitality of the City,” said Mayor Suzanne de Leon.
Mr. Volz has been married for 34 years and has two sons who are pursuing college degrees. He is a Texan native and has lived in the San Antonio area his entire life.