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Posted on: June 28, 2019

City selects long-time City employee Butch Stroud as the new City Marshal

GALVESTON, TX – June 28, 2019 – The City of Galveston is excited to announce that Cecil “Butch” Stroud has been selected as the City Marshal, continuing his nearly three decades of service to island residents.  

City management selected Stroud for the position because of his breadth of experience.  He has more than 31 years of law enforcement experience, holds a Master Peace Officer Certification and is a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Certified Instructor.   Butch worked for the Galveston Police Department (GPD) on active duty for 20 years and has remained a reserve officer since retiring in 2010. Following his retirement, he was re-hired by the City as GPD’s Director of Support Services.  

During the last decade, Butch has overseen the taxi and wrecker regulation and managed the fleet and equipment for the police department. “Butch has strong management skills and is a law enforcement expert. He’s also deeply committed to serving our community,” City Manager Brian Maxwell said. “I know the City and its residents will benefit from having him as the Galveston City Marshal.”  

Stroud said he is looking forward to the transition to his new duties as City Marshal where he will oversee code enforcement, the paid parking programs, taxi and wrecker regulation, and other law enforcement activities consistent with his duties and responsibilities. The City of Galveston reopened its City Marshal’s Office in 2017 in response to City Council’s desire to make code enforcement a priority.  

“I look forward to leading the City Marshal’s Office and providing the best service we can provide to the residents of Galveston, while also broadening the office’s positive impact in the community,” Stroud said.  

Stroud will assume his new duties within the next several weeks.    

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