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consultant , Chief of police

Michael Ray Gentry, American chief of police, consultant.


Gentry, Michael Ray was born on December 21, 1958 in Jacksboro, Texas, United States. Son of Melvin Ray and Jackie Margaret (Dempsey) Gentry.


Associate of Arts in Business Management, Blinn College, 1987. Student, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1989.


Police officer Burnet (Texas) Police Department, 1979-1982. Training coordinator Brenham (Texas) Police Department, 1982-1987. Program manager Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University State Police Academy, Bryan, 1987-1990.

Criminal investigator Brazos County Attorneys Office, 1987-1991. Chief police Bowie (Texas) Police Department, since 1991. Guest instructor Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Glynco, Georgia, 1988-1990, United States Marshals Training Center, Pineville, Louisiana, 1988-1990, Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy, Quantico, Virginia, 1990.

Guest speaker Texas Attorney Generals Law Enforcement Conference, Austin, 1989.


Deacon Church of Christ, College Station, Texas, 1989-1991. Member National Association Professional Law Enforcement Emergency Vehicle Response Trainers (charter, Texas representative 1990), National Tactical Officers Association, National District Attorneys Association, International Association Chiefs Police, Texas Tactical Police Officers Association, Texas Association for Investigative Hypnosis.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: camping, fishing.


Married Sandra Lee Turner, June 28, 1980. Children: Sarah Fay, Mark William.

Melvin Ray Gentry

Jackie Margaret (Dempsey) Gentry

Sandra Lee Turner

Sarah Fay Gentry

Mark William Gentry