Sergeant Kendric Montgomery began his career with Longview Police Department in February 2012 as a patrol officer. While working on patrol, he served as a Field Training Officer, was a member of the SWAT team and the Bike Patrol Unit.
In June 2015, Sergeant Montgomery was chosen as Police Area Representative Officer for Beat 60 where he provided support and implemented neighborhood improvement projects to help reduce crime and solve problems for the community.
Sergeant Montgomery would serve as a P.A.R. officer for four years before promoting to Sergeant in March of 2019. Sergeant Montgomery was assigned as a supervisor on 3rd Late Watch. He would also become the temporary Recruiting Supervisor, where he developed hiring strategies to produce potential police applicants by attending career fairs, colleges and military bases.
In June 2020, Sergeant Montgomery was selected as the Police Area Representative & Police Outreach Services Team Supervisor. Sergeant Montgomery oversees community outreach programs provided by P.A.R. and P.O.S.T. officers such as Neighborhood Crime Watch, Child ID Program, Church Safety Seminars, Business Security and Residential Surveys. Working together with local state, federal agencies and citizens in the community, The P.A.R. and P.O.S.T Unit help address crime through prevention, problem solving and community engagement.
Additional responsibilities and certifications held by Sergeant Montgomery include TCOLE Instructor and Bicycle Unit Supervisor, Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor Certification, Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) Instructor Certification, Background Investigations Certification and Crime Prevention Specialist Certification. Sergeant Montgomery also holds an Master Peace Officers License and graduated summa cum laude from McMurry University earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.
Sergeant Montgomery is also a member of the Longview Unity & Diversity Committee and the East Texas Crime Prevention Association.