Police Department

Since December 2012, the Brenham Police Department, having fulfilled the necessary qualifications and meeting mandatory requirements mandated by the Texas Police Chiefs Association Foundation, has been recognized as a Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices Recognition Program Member.

Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices Recognition Program 

Community Safety


Mission Statement
The mission of the Brenham Police Department is to proudly serve the community by protecting our citizens, enforcing the law, and working in partnership with the public to enhance the quality of life by holding ourselves to the highest standards of performance and ethics.


Department Philosophy
The Brenham Police Department is an organization of professionals committed to the philosophy of community policing in its daily operations and functions. Community Policing is based upon a partnership between the police and the community whereby the police and the community share a responsibility for identifying, reducing, eliminating and preventing problems that impact community safety and order. By working together, the police and the community can increase the sense of well being along with lowering the incidents of crime.

As you explore this site, it is the department's hope that you will become increasingly aware of the services and information available through the Brenham Police Department. Please use the available links to find out more about the department's organizations, community partnerships, citizen programs, recruiting efforts and crime prevention information.

The men and women of the Brenham Police Department are committed to providing the highest level of quality service to the community we share.

Police Chief - Allwin Barrow
Chief Barrow is a graduate of Lamar University, (Bachelors Degree) Sam Houston State University (Master's Degree), University of Louisville, Southern Police Institute, Command and Management College, Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute, and has achieved over 7000 hours of Command, Leadership, Management and specialty skills training. Among others, he has received the "Career Achievement Award," from Robert S. Mueller, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Texas Municipal League award for "Public Safety Excellence." Additionally, he has been both a consultant and instructor for the Department of Justice, The Department of Defense and numerous federal agencies in matters of crime control, community revitalization, and combating the root causes of crime across the nation. He has been a Criminal Justice Professor at both UT San Antonio and Dallas Baptist University and has served on a variety of boards and committee's in conjunction with criminal justice, security, counter-terrorism and community policing.

Barrow began his law enforcement career with the Beaumont Texas Police Department, where he worked his way through the ranks to Division Commander. He served as Chief of Police for both Kerrville and Waxahachie Police Department's where he and his department were nationally recognized for crime control and community initiatives. Additionally, he served as an Interim Chief of Police in nine (9) other cities in Texas. As a consultant, Chief Barrow serves as a Law Enforcement Advisor and subject matter expert for law enforcement agencies across the United States.

As Brenham's new Chief, he brings a wide breadth of experience with over 47 years, 27 of which are as a Chief. Barrow is married with five children and seven grandchildren.