Police Department

Chief of Police / Emergency Management Coordinator
Shawn Blackwell

Assistant Chief of Police
Robert Peden

Jamie Plaunty

Police Department Main Number
(409) 385-3714


The Silsbee Police Department is dedicated to improving the quality of life by creating a safe environment in partnership with the people we serve. We strive to reduce fear and crime while treating everyone with respect, compassion, and fairness.


To be a premier law enforcement agency by building trust, creating partnerships, and sharing leadership within the Silsbee Police Department and the community for a safer Silsbee.


We hold ourselves accountable and demand the highest level of ethical and moral standards from all. We are role models, acting with courage and building trust within the organization


Mutual respect is the foundation for every interaction. We value diversity and encourage open communication by treating everyone with dignity and fairness.


Compassion guides our actions as we care for one another. We treat people with kindness and respect while working for the benefit of all.


We are committed to consistently treating people in a courteous and impartial manner.


The Silsbee Police Department employs 20 full-time employees and 5 part-time employees. The Departments consist of seventeen sworn police officers; 1-Chief, 1-Assistant Chief, 4-Sergeants,  2-Corporals, and 8-patrol officers. The Department operates a 24-hour dispatch/call take center. There are 4-full-time and 5-part time dispatchers. The call take center handles all incoming calls to the police department, all 911 calls and dispatches the Silsbee Volunteer Fire Department. The Department also has one full-time administrative secretary to the Chief of Police.