LaTesha Watson

LaTesha_WatsonLaTesha Watson
Chief of Police


Office Telephone: (702) 267-5000
Office Fax: (702) 267-5051
E-Mail: COHPoliceChief@cityofhenderson.com


Chief Watson joined the Henderson Police Department in 2017.

Law Enforcement History

Watson began her law enforcement career in 1994 with the Hutchins Police Department in Hutchins, Texas and worked for the Lewisville Police Department in Lewisville, Texas before joining the Arlington, Texas Police Department in 2002. She was named Deputy Chief in 2014, becoming the youngest individual to hold that position in the history of the Arlington Police Department.


In addition to her law enforcement experience, Watson has a strong academic background that includes earning a Ph.D. in Management and Organizational Leadership, a Master of Science in Criminology and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. She is also an accomplished researcher who has studied police management, the history of policing and diversity issues in law enforcement.