The Canyon Police Department provides law enforcement services for the City of Canyon based upon professional-best practices adopted by the Texas Police Chiefs Association Best Practices Program. The Canyon Police Department was granted State Recognition status on February 20, 2008, and re-recognized on November 9, 2011, November 2, 2015, and May 6, 2019.
Police Chief Steven Brush was appointed by City Manager Joseph Price as Police Chief effective April 2020.
Chief Brush was born in Hereford, Texas where he lived until graduating High School. Chief Brush served in the United States Marine Corps from 1984 to 1989. Upon his discharge, he joined the Amarillo Police Department where he served for 26 years. In 2016 Chief Brush was appointed as the Chief of Police for the Tulia Police Department
Chief Brush has an Associate Degree from Amarillo College and Bachelor's Degree from Wayland Baptist University. He has a Master Peace Officer Certificate from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and is a licensed instructor. During his law enforcement career, he has worked in patrol, investigative and supervisory capacities as well as collateral duties as a Field Training Officer, Academy Instructor and Crisis Negotiator.
Chief Brush serves on the Board of Managers for the Potter-Randall 911 District and is a member of the Texas Police Chiefs Association and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
The 2021 Canyon Police Department Annual Report (PDF) is available for review. This document was presented to the Commission then accepted on Monday, February 14th, 2021. Please feel free to contact Chief Brush if you have any questions.