Steve Stanford, Chief of Police
Chief Steve Stanford began his law enforcement career in 1996 at the Wise County Sheriff’s Department. After graduation from the Weatherford Police Academy in 1997, Chief Stanford was hired by the Bridgeport Police Department as a patrol officer. After serving in various capacities, he was appointed Chief of Police in October 2015. Most recently, in 2021, Chief Stanford was promoted to the City’s Assistant City Manager position, where he is tasked with leading over 100 employees and multiple departments.
Over the years, Chief Stanford has served on various professional and civic commissions, including the Bridgeport Independent School Board. Chief Stanford is serving on the North Central Texas Council of Governments - Criminal Justice Policy Development Board, the Texas Police Chiefs Association - Line of Duty Death Committee, is the Vice-Chair for the Texas Police Chiefs Foundation’s Accreditation Committee, he also serves as a Team Lead – Assessor for the Texas Best Practices Accreditation program. He proudly serves on Texas’ newly created Texas Law Enforcement Peer Network’s Executive Board.
Chief Stanford holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Texas A&M University-Commerce. He graduated from the prestigious 63rd Leadership Command College at Texas Law Enforcement Management Institute at Sam Houston University. He also holds a Master Police Officer License from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. Chief Stanford is seeking his Master’s in Public Administration from Tarleton State University.
Chief Stanford has devoted his life and career to the City of Bridgeport.
Lieutenant Langford joined Bridgeport PD in 2015 after retiring from 22 years with the Weatherford Police Department. He holds a Master Peace Officer License and is a TCOLE Basic Instructor and Firearms Instructor. In addition, he serves as Patrol Sergeant, overseeing the daily operations. He is also the Police Department’s Patrol Training Coordinator, Range Master, and Big Sandy Special Response Team Commander.
Lieutenant Romine began his Law Enforcement career with Bridgeport PD in late 2006, where he was a productive patrol officer, leading to a Corporal promotion in 2015. He was promoted to Patrol Sergeant and, in 2019, became CID Detective. He oversees the hiring process and serves on the Big Sandy Special Response Team. He graduated Module III of LEMIT’s Leadership Series in June of 2021. In August 2021, he was promoted to Lieutenant.
(Administrative Supervisor & Records Management)
Holli is a Bridgeport native who started her career with the Police Department in 2006 as a telecommunicator. She holds a Master Telecommunicator License, is a Caruth Police Institute Leadership graduate, and has attended the Chief Executive Officer training at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. She handles the administrative duties of the Department and oversees all open records and criminal case management.
(Communications Supervisor, Property & Evidence Tech, State Law Enforcement Accreditation Coordinator)
Mrs. Medrano was hired as a telecommunicator in 2007. She worked in the Communications Center for several years and was promoted to Communications Supervisor in 2018. She holds a Master Telecommunicator License. Additionally, Vanessa functions as the Property and Evidence Technician for the Bridgeport Police Department and the State Law Enforcement Accreditation Coordinator. In 2021 she graduated from the Caruth Police Institute Leadership Series and obtained a Forensic Technician License.