Command Staff

Assistant Chief Ed Fowler
Assistant Chief Fowler began his law enforcement career with the Rockwall Police Department in 1990 as a patrol officer and Field Training Officer (FTO) and in 1997 became a motorcycle officer and accident reconstructionist. In 2002 he promoted to the rank of Sergeant and was a supervisor in Patrol, Community Services, the Criminal Investigation Division and SWAT Team as a Team Leader. In 2010 he promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and served as a division commander in Patrol, Administrative Services, the Criminal Investigation Division and SWAT Team as the Team Commander. In 2017 he was promoted to the rank of Captain where he oversaw the operations and activities of the Support Services Division. In 2020 he was promoted to the rank of Assistant Chief. Assistant Chief Fowler earned a Bachelors of Business Administration in Operations Management from East Texas State University and a Masters of Business Administration in Management from Texas A&M-Commerce. Assistant Chief Fowler holds a Master Peace Officer’s Certification and is a graduate of the 269th Session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy (FBINA), The Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) and the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration Command College (ILEA) and School of Police Supervision. Assistant Chief Fowler can be reached at (972) 772-6706 or by e-mail at efowler@rockwall.com.

Captain David Valliant
Captain Valliant began his law enforcement career with the Rockwall Police Department in 1995. While a Patrol Officer he held the role of Officer In Charge (OIC), Field Training Officer (FTO), Accident Investigator (AI). He worked in patrol until 2002 when he was assigned to the Community Services Division as a School Resource Officer (SRO). In 2004, he promoted to the rank of Sergeant and has supervised in Patrol, Criminal Investigations Division and Narcotics. In 2012 he promoted to the rank of Lieutenant where he commanded the Patrol, Administrative Services and Criminal Investigations Divisions. In 2020 he was promoted to the rank of Captain. Captain Valliant earned a Bachelors of Science in Political Science from Texas A&M University, Commerce, he holds a Master Peace Officer Certification and is a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum Senior Management Institute for Police, the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration(ILEA) School of Police Supervision and Command College. Captain Valliant can be reached at (972)772-6775 or by e-mail at dvalliant@rockwall.com.


Lieutenant Ray Fitzwater
Lt. Ray Fitzwater is a graduate of Rockwall High School Class of 1987 and he attended Eastfield Junior College and was hired at the police Department October 1, 1993. Lt. Fitzwater has been a Field Training Officer for the police department and has supervised the FTO Training Program. Lt. Fitzwater started the department’s Traffic Unit in 1997 and was one of the first motorcycle officers and he rode motorcycles and supervised the Traffic Unit for 10 years. Lt. Fitzwater promoted to the position of Sergeant in 2007 where he worked as a patrol supervisor until 2011 when he was reassigned to the Criminal Investigation Division and worked in that unit for 8 years. Lt. Fitzwater was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant October 1, 2019 and currently serves a patrol Lieutenant for the Patrol Division. Lieutenant Fitzwater can be reached at (972)772-6701 or by email at rfitzwater@rockwall.com.

Joe FloranceLieutenant Joseph Florance
Lieutenant Joseph Florance began his law enforcement career with the Rockwall Police Department in April 2003. He started with the Patrol Division and transferred to the Traffic Unit in 2007. As an officer he held secondary positions in the Field Training Program, SWAT Team and the Crisis Negotiation Team. He promoted to the rank of sergeant in November, 2012 and supervised the Patrol Division before transferring to the Traffic Unit. As a sergeant he held a secondary position as the Field Training Coordinator. Lieutenant Florance currently oversees the operations and activities of the Administrative Services Division and he serves as the Commander of the SWAT Team. Lieutenant Florance earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Tarleton State University and holds a Master Peace Officer’s license. He is also a graduate of the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration Command College (ILEA) and the Police Executive Research Forum Senior Management Institute for Police. Lieutenant Florance can be reached at (972) 772-6736 or by email at jflorance@rockwall.com.

Lieutenant Bryan Garrett
Lieutenant Garrett began his law enforcement career with the Rockwall Police Department in 1995. During his tenure with the department, he has served as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Accident Investigator and School Resource Officer. In 2001, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and supervised Patrol and the Field Training Program. In 2007, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and has served as division commander in Patrol, Administrative Services and Criminal Investigation Division. He has also served as project manager for the TPCA recognition program. Lieutenant Garrett currently oversees the operations in Patrol and Community Services Division. Lieutenant Garrett earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from East Texas State University. Lieutenant Garrett holds a Master Peace Officer Certification and a graduate of the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration Command College (ILEA) and School of Police Supervision. Lieutenant Garrett can be reached at (972) 772-6462 or by email at bgarrett@rockwall.com.

 


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