Steven Stanfield grew up in Brazoria County and graduated from Angleton High School in 1985. He spent the next several years in the grocery business but became involved in law enforcement in 1993 when he enrolled in the Law Enforcement Academy at Brazosport College.
After graduation in 1994, Stanfield spent the next seven months working as a reserve officer with the Freeport Police Department. In 1995 he became a full-time patrol officer for the Brazoria Police Department.
Three years later Stanfield was accepted as a cadet in the DPS Academy and he graduated from recruit school in April 1999.
The new trooper worked a year in the DPS’ Clear Lake Office before being transferred to the department’s West Columbia office where he worked until he was promoted to sergeant in August. Stanfield reported to the Beeville office on Aug. 10.
The new sergeant is in charge of eight troopers at this time, three of whom are stationed in Bee County and five of whom work out of Live Oak County.
“This office has been without a sergeant for some time,” the new supervisor said.
“This is supposed to be a 12-man station,” Stanfield said. So on Oct. 26, three new recruits from the DPS Academy class graduating next month will report here for duty.
“We’ll be looking forward to having them,” the sergeant said.
Stanfield’s wife and three children still live in Brazoria County where his oldest daughter is a 17-year-old high school senior. His 20-year-old son recently completed a couple of years of community college and has started his first year at the University of Houston. His youngest daughter is 12.
Stanfield said Bee and Live Oak County motorists can expect the office to be fielding special DWI and drug intervention task forces in an effort to keep the highways safe for everyone.