New police chief sworn in

Cameron finally has a new police chief.

The Cameron City Council made a unanimous decision to hire Lonnie Gosch for the position after an executive session held during the regular council meeting Oct. 24.  

Cameron City Manager Rhett Parker said background checks were previously done allowing council to take immediate action. Gosch was sworn into office during the meeting and began duties at 8 a.m. on Wednesday. Oct. 25.

Gosch began his care in law enforcement as an officer with the City of Hearne in 1993 where he worked into the ranks as a lieutenant. He later worked as a Sheriff’s Deputy for Milam County from 1995-2006.  During this time he worked toward a law degree where he becomes an accomplished criminal and family law trial attorney. He has practiced law for the past 14 years in Milam, Robertson, and Falls Counties.

He has a general law practice and experience in various areas of litigation including criminal, family, municipal and appellate law.  He received his Master Peace Officer Certification from the San Antonio Law Enforcement Academy.  He received a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University.

“Gosch has worked on both sides of the Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement systems making him very valuable to the Cameron Police Department,” Parker said.  “He will bring experience from several angles that will only enhance the police officers training, investigations, court preparation and community policing.”