TEXARKANA — Texarkana Arkansas city manager Jay Ellington announced the city will be appointing a new police chief.
Ellington introduced Michael Kramm of League City, Texas, at the regularly scheduled Monday city council meeting.
Kramm was police officer for the City of League City, Texas, for 24 years. The last five years of Kramm’s tenure with the City of League City was as their chief. Kramm was also the City of League City’s assistant city manager from 2018-22 and oversaw police, fire, EMS, city management, utility billing, human resources.
“It was a great experience because I learned a lot,” Kramm told the city council.
Kramm, a League City native since 1975, was the top candidate out of 39 individuals. Citizens were involved in the process as well as department heads and staff.
Kramm says that a “buddy of mine” told him his hometown “was looking for a police chief.”
Said Kramm: “He said, ‘I would love it if you apply and do some research on it.’ And I did. I looked into what your city is, what your police department is like, and I was excited.”
The first day for Kramm as the new police chief in Texarkana, Arkansas will be Oct. 24.