City of Seguin Selects New Chief of Police

SEGUIN, Texas – Terry Nichols, a 25-year veteran of municipal law enforcement, has been selected as the City of Seguin’s next Chief of Police by City Manager Doug Faseler. Nichols has been serving as Chief of Police for the City of Brownwood since 2016.

Nichols will oversee the department with 81 employees. His first day on the job will be April 22, 2019.

“After conducting a 3-month search that attracted more than 90 applicants from a range of agencies, it was clear to me that Chief Nichols is what the City of Seguin needs in a police chief,” said City Manager Doug Faseler.

“I’m impressed with Chief Nichols’ wide range of law enforcement experience and his leadership skills. I’m looking forward to him leading the Seguin Police Department,” Faseler continued. “Chief Nichols is going to be very visible in our City as he enhances relationships with community leaders, citizens and local law enforcement agencies to keep our community safe.”

In addition to leading the City of Brownwood Police Department, Nichols served the San Marcos Police Department for 21 years, retiring in 2010 as Commander. In this role, he led and managed both Patrol and Criminal Investigation divisions. He also served as Sergeant of the Training Division, Patrol Sergeant and as a Narcotics Detective. He also served as Commander on the Hays County SWAT Team.

Following his retirement from the San Marcos Police Department, Nichols became Assistant Director of the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) program at Texas State University. ALERRT is a training program for law enforcement in active shooter incidents, of which he is a founding member.

 “I am honored and humbled to be joining the Seguin Police Department team,” said Chief Nichols. “I am thankful to City Manager Doug Faseler for his support and confidence in the Seguin Police Department, and my appointment to lead the Department. I have been very impressed with the great work they do every day keeping the community safe. My wife Nicky and I look forward to making Seguin our home.”

Nichols holds a Master Peace Officer Certification, a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s in Administration of Criminal Justice, both from Texas State University.

He has been married to his wife Nicky for 27 years, and they have two adult children who reside in the area.