Detective sees positive changes in Mexia PD

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Detective Chip Hundley, with the Mexia Po­lice Department, speaks to the Rotary Club of Mexia re­cently about crime in Mexia and changes he has seen in the De­partment. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer
Police detective Chip Hundley is seeing changes in the Mexia Police Department that indicate positive outcomes for lowering crime in the city.
Hundley has been a police officer the past 22 years and holds a Master Peace Officer license. He started working for Mexia in 1990 as a firefighter, then became an arson investigator. He left the city to work as a detective for the Hill County Sheriff’s Office, then as an undercover narcotics investigator for the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant over Narcotics, then was assistant commander of the Governor’s Texas Narcotics Control Program Task Force. With that program, he covered south Dallas and Tarrant counties.
Even after returning to Mexia in 2007 to work as a detective at the Police Department, he has also served as task force officer for the Drug Enforcement Agency.
Hundley recently spoke to the Rotary Club of Mexia about the direction the Mexia Police Department is going and some of the statistics for the city.

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