City of McGregor, Texas

Police Department

James Burson

Interim Chief of Police  |  Director  |  Appointed by City Manager

Chief James Burson started his law enforcement career with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) in 1977. He was stationed in Colorado City, Mitchell County for 11 years and Waco, McLennan County for 15 years. During his service with DPS he promoted to Sergeant and then Lieutenant for the Motor Vehicle Theft Service and served as Auto Theft Commander of the Heart of Texas Auto Theft Task Force for 7 years.  After 27 years of service in Texas DPS he retired. He immediately transitioned into service with the Coryell County Sheriff’s Department as Lieutenant where he served another 4 years prior to joining the McGregor Police Department as Assistant Chief in February 2008. He has served as Interim Chief of Police since March of 2017.

The McGregor Police Department provides 24-hour service to approximately 20 square miles within the city limits. There are 11 full-time commissioned officers and 5 full-time civilian personnel.  Our 911 dispatch center is staffed around the clock and 1 full-time animal control officer also serves the community.