Chief Jeffrey Yarbrough is a 27-year police veteran and former U.S. Army Gulf War veteran with the 101st Airborne Division. Chief Yarbrough is an experienced, innovative, and transformational servant leader who recognizes the value of others and inspires them to reach their fullest potential. Prior to joining the Hutto Police Department, he served as the inaugural Chief of Police for the Round Rock Independent School District. Chief Yarbrough also served in a dual role as the inaugural Chief of Police and Chief Operating Officer for Bastrop ISD. He was a sergeant in the Public Integrity Unit of the Travis County District Attorney’s Office where he investigated alleged criminal offenses committed by public servants and elected officials.
Chief Yarbrough is the former Chief of Police and Assistant City Manager for the City of Tulia and oversaw the electric, public works, water, parks, landfill, streets, and police department. He served as Senior Investigator for the Chief Disciplinary Counsel of the State Bar of Texas where he investigated professional misconduct allegations filed against licensed Texas attorneys. Chief Yarbrough served as a Sergeant with the Texas Attorney General’s Office and was responsible for investigating capital murder and major felony cases throughout the State.
Chief Yarbrough earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at Brownsville. He received a Master of Science degree in Educational Human Resource Development from Texas A&M University at College Station. Chief Yarbrough attended the prestigious Northwestern University Center for Public Safety’s Senior Management Leadership Program in Evanston, IL. and completed the Law Enforcement Leadership Certification Program at Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock, NC.