Chief Anthony Boone began his career with the Longview Police Department in January 2001. As a patrol officer, he worked on all three patrol shifts and served on the tactical and bicycle teams, as well as being a Field Training Officer.
Chief Boone was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2005 and to Lieutenant in 2008. As a Sergeant, he worked with the Field Training Officers as the FTO supervisor on his shift. In the role of Lieutenant he supervised a patrol shift, Special Operations, the Criminal Investigations Unit, and was the Lieutenant over the planning and Research section of the Police Department.
He was promoted to the rank of Assistant Chief in November, 2015. He first served as the Operations Bureau Commander, primarily responsible for patrol functions, and commanded both Operations and Support Operations Bureaus. This position allowed for him to work closely with the police executive team and leaders among the community and other local law enforcement agencies.
Majoring in Criminal Justice, Chief Boone earned a Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Texas at Tyler in 2000. He has continued his formal education with the completion of a Master’s Degree from Tarleton State University in 2019. He graduated from the FBI National Academy, Class #245, and the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas, Class #66, in 2011. He also completed the Secret Service Dignitary Protection School in 2019.
Chief Boone supports the mantra of Providing Professional Policing to the community. He and his staff work diligently daily to live up to this standard.