Assistant Chief Doug Ditrich began his Law Enforcement career with the La Porte Police Department in December of 1997. During his tenure, he has worked a variety of assignments to include Patrol, Bike Patrol, Field Training, SWAT, Detectives, Street Crimes and Support Services. Doug was instrumental in developing the department’s physical fitness testing for applicants as well as quarterly incentive testing for incumbent officers. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership from Mountain State University and a Master’s of Science in Leadership and Management from Sam Houston State University. He is a Master Peace Officer and also a Certified Public Manager. Upon his promotion to the rank of Assistant Chief in March 2020 he assumed command of the Patrol Bureau, Jail and SWAT operations. He is committed to growth and development of himself as well as those he is entrusted to lead.