Officer Brandon Thornton grew up in Longview and graduated from Longview High School. He attended Panola and Kilgore Colleges. Officer Thornton began his Law Enforcement Career in 2001 as a certified Police Officer for the Gilmer Police Department.
In 2003, he left the Gilmer Police Department and started as a patrol officer for the Longview Police Department. Officer Thornton worked 2 years in patrol and transferred to the Traffic Division as a motorcycle officer.
For the past 10 years, he has been assigned to the Traffic Division. During this time, he earned his Master Peace Officer license and several certifications which include Field Sobriety Testing, Police Motorcycle Operator and Forensic Mapping.
In September 2016 he was assigned to the Police Area Representatives Unit as the Special Program / Citywide Police Area Representative Officer. His duties include the implementation of new and existing programs and working with the Longview community to help reduce crime and solve problems affecting their quality of life.
In 2020, Officer Thornton was assigned to the Office of Community Relations as the Public Information Officer.
Office of Community Relations - Public Information Officer
Longview Police Department 302 W. Cotton St., Longview, TX 75601 903-237-2716 (Office) 903-431-6081 (Cell)