Meet Sugar Land’s new police chief Mark J. Poland at welcome reception Nov. 1

The public is invited to attend a reception for Sugar Land’s new police chief on Nov. 1, from 4:30-5:30 p.m., at Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Blvd. North.

Sugar Land City Manager Michael W. Goodrum recently selected Loudoun County Undersheriff/Colonel Mark J. Poland to serve as Sugar Land’s next police chief, effective Nov. 1.

Poland was selected after an extensive, nationwide search. The process included a public engagement effort that involved input from the community, police department and other stakeholders. He most recently served as undersheriff for Virginia’s largest full-service sheriff’s department (LCSO) where he supervised 841 law enforcement officers and civilians and managed a $111 million budget.

Poland’s 26-year law enforcement career includes a diverse and strong background in many facets of law enforcement, management and leadership. He credits integrity, work ethic and leading by example as attributes that have guided his career.

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