The City of Navasota has its newest, official chief of police.
“After a nationwide recruitment search conducted by the City of Navasota, tonight, I am appointing interim chief Michael Mize as the Police Chief of the City of Navasota,” said City Manager Jason Weeks at Monday’s city council meeting.
Mize has been the interim police chief since April, when Shawn Myatt announced his resignation. He was one of three finalists from 11 applicants across the 50 states.
Weeks said Mize’s stabilization of the department in his interim role the last five months was one of the many reasons he was chosen.
“He is passionate about our community, and deeply values relationships. Overall, we needed to identify the candidate that best works with our leadership team, Navasota Police, and will be invested in the community personally, and professionally,” said Weeks. “Additionally, we needed to make sure the next chief valued communication, teamwork, and transparency, as much as I, and other members of our team, do. I believe Chief Mize is the best fit for our organization, and community.”
Mize began his career with Navasota Police 16 years ago, after graduating from Texas A&M, then attending the TEEX Academy.