Chief Robert Lister is a native to Matagorda County and has served on Bay City Police Department (BCPD
) since 1998. He has served as the City of Bay City's Chief of Police since June of 2017. Before becoming Chief, he served as a Jailer for Jackson County Sheriff's Department, a Patrol Officer for BCPD
, a Patrol Sergeant, Law Enforcement Commander, Assistant Police Chief, and Captain, totaling nineteen years.
Chief Lister is a graduate of Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas, FBI
National Academy Number 237, a Bachelor of Applied Science in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement from the University of Phoenix, and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Criminal Justice/Police Science from Sam Houston State University.
Chief Lister has a proven dedication to the Bay City community and a strong commitment to ensuring the safety of all Bay City residents.