Chief John Wolter joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1993 where he served as a member of a Counter-Terrorism Unit with Marine Corps Security Forces. After serving overseas, he served in the Infantry with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines.
Chief Wolter began his Law Enforcement career with the Houston Police Department in 2000 where he served in various roles. Chief Wolter served as an Officer in Patrol and S.W.A.T. He promoted to Sergeant where he served in Patrol, Special Projects, and the Sergeant over the Houston Mayor’s Protection Detail for several years. In 2019, Chief Wolter was appointed the Chief of Police for the Texas Medical Center Police Department, the Largest Medical Center in the World.
Chief Wolter’s Educational Background consists of a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, a Master’s Degree in Strategic Leadership, and a PhD in Business Administration with a specialization in Policy Development. Additionally, Chief Wolter has completed Executive Education from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Sloan School of Management, Executive Education from Harvard Business School, and Executive Education from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
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