Chief of Police
Office Telephone: (702) 267-5000
Office Fax: (702) 267-5051
Thedrick Andres was sworn in on July 8th, 2019 as the 14th Chief of Police at the City of Henderson. Chief Andres has more than 28 years of law enforcement experience in corrections and municipal policing. He is a proven law enforcement leader with diverse experience in practices, procedures and methods of modern municipal police administration and operations. He has a strong track record in strategic crime reduction, evidence-based policing and community/geographic policing concepts. In addition, Chief Andres has an extensive background in working with city management, elected officials and community stakeholders.
Chief Andres began his law enforcement career in Corrections at Louisiana State Penitentiary serving as a Corrections Sergeant at Angola State Prison. His police career has covered two police departments, New Orleans PD and Arlington PD, where he worked in both patrol and investigative assignments including Community Policing, Covert Operations, Street Crimes Unit, and Criminal Investigations.
Throughout his active law enforcement career, Chief Andres utilized personal and professional experiences to educate the public on a variety of issues concerning community relations and law enforcement. During his tenure with the New Orleans Police Department, Chief Andres was instrumental in developing innovative programs that addressed a wide range of law enforcement issues including ‘Police-Community Relations’, ‘Midnight Basketball’, ‘Gang Prevention’, ‘Youth Safety & Awareness’ and ‘Senior Safety’, just to name a few.
Chief Andres attended Southern University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice. He is also a graduate of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT), the 54th School of Executive Leadership at the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (ILEA) and more recently executive training through the Senior Management Institute of Policing (SMIP) and the Chief Executive Officer Mentoring Program (NOBLE). He is a member of the Nevada Sheriffs’ & Chiefs’ Association, Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).