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Rickey Doerre

Ricky Doerre
Tomball High School, 1981
Captain, Tomball Police Department

He’s on the front lines every day protecting the community and does it with pride for his hometown of Tomball.
Captain of the Tomball Police Department, Rickey Doerre is a native of Tomball and graduated from Tomball High School in 1981.
For Doerre, Tomball isn’t just a community he serves, it’s home. 
“My family has been in the community for well over 100 years with my grandparents and parents both being members of the Tomball community and students of TISD. I, as well as my wife Cindy, and our two kids, all graduated from TISD,” he said.
Doerre attended Keefer Street Elementary, Cherry Street Intermediate, Tomball Junior High and Tomball High School. Following his grade school years in Tomball, he went on to receive his Bachelor’s Degree from Midwestern State University in Applied Arts and Science. 
Following that, he was a 1989 graduate of the Captain Clint Peoples Regional Police Academy in Conroe Texas and immediately began working in law enforcement. Doerre served five years with Montgomery County before becoming a member of the Tomball Police Department in 1994.
As a service-minded person, Doerre knew from the beginning that working in law enforcement was the right path for him. 
“I was looking for an environment in which I had the opportunity to assist others in a time of need, to make a positive impact, to give back to those who gave so much to me and to be the voice for the weak or oppressed,” he said. “I was looking for a hands-on, interactive, action-based profession.”
His career has challenged him and provided him an opportunity to protect and serve. Captain Doerre also holds a Master’s Peace Officers Certificate from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education; is a Certified Police and Firearms Instructor; and Advanced Accident Investigator and a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy - 219th Session, and Leadership North Houston Class #7. 
“This job has brought new challenges, rewards and excitement. I could not have chosen a better profession. The rewards of a law enforcement career have far outweighed the sacrifices that my family and I have made over my 30-year career.”
While serving the Tomball community, Doerre has had the opportunity to serve alongside Tomball Independent School District in a variety of roles. 
“I was first introduced to TISD as a DARE officer (Drug Abuse Resistance Officer), transitioned into a Student Resource Officer (SRO) and lastly I currently serve as the police department liaison assisting administration with both TISD and the Tomball Police Department providing direct insight and oversight of TPD Administrative Services and TISD Campus Security Measures,” Doerre said. 
Having grown up in TISD schools, Doerre understands the value the district and community places on the relationship with local law enforcement. 
“The experience has always been one of trust and transparency, one in which security is a priority and the students’ best interests are always in mind. I have always found TISD to be very receptive and responsive to the needs of their students, faculty and community; collectively TPD and TISD have worked together over the years to provide an environment that is conducive to learning and where safety measures are always a priority.” 
Doerre’s connection to Tomball is more than just serving with the Tomball Police Department. It’s his connection as a long-time resident, liaison for Tomball ISD and his love for his hometown that affords him the opportunity to make a direct and immediate impact each and every day.
“For me, it’s all about the interaction I have with our community members on a daily basis that makes this profession worthwhile.”   
Whether it’s living or serving in this community, Doerre has enormous respect for the citizens and the community in which he calls home.
It’s the culture and environment that existed with both old and new members of the community that makes this place so special,” he said. “Tomball is known for its traditions, acceptance, diversity, community development and the commitment to preserve a way of life that is based on the development of the family unit, faith, quality education and community involvement.” 
And for Doerre, he wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.
“For these reasons, Tomball is called "The Hometown with a Heart" and is a place that you want to raise a family, live, work and play. Tomball offers an environment that is conducive to all of the above and I’m happy to call Tomball home.”