Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau has received her license as a Texas peace officer as required by law, and she said she is planning further improvements to her law enforcement expertise.
The certification was required within two years of Pamerleau’s election and last week she passed the exam to gain the certification, one year after she took office. Sheriff’s office spokesman Paul Berry said Pamerleau will now begin other classes to increase her professional expertise in other public safety disciplines.
“Not that it’s required for the job like the peace officer license is, but she’s going to pursue her Texas jailer’s license and telecommunications or dispatch license that some of our employees have to get to do their jobs so that she can understand those jobs as well," Berry said.
Pamerleau managed personnel in the Air Force and at USAA but had never been in law enforcement prior to her election.
Also receiving a Texas peace officer license is Deputy Chief Michael Dickey, who served 31 years as an Air Force security officer prior to joining the sheriff’s department.