Police Chief Stan Standridge began his career with the Abilene Police Department in 1995. He was appointed Chief on July 9, 2009. During his time with the Police Department, Chief Standridge has served as Patrol Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Assistant Chief. He spent a decade on the SWAT Team, served in Internal Affairs, and he continues to teach on several topics to include Ethics, Active Shooter, Racial Profiling, and Islam.
Chief Standridge is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, session 226, as well as the Leadership Command College, class 59. Stan graduated Summa Cum Laude from Midwestern State University, and he is now pursuing an MPA at Sam Houston State University. Prior to his policing career, Stan served in the United States Air Force as a Security Specialist, serving two years overseas and two years at Dyess Air Force Base, Abilene, Texas.