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Dwight Burns

Congratulations to Mr. Vernon Hale. The communities of Galveston County will benefit tremendously from your expertise.

Vernon Hale

Thank you for the vote of confidence !

Chief Hale

Bill Cochrane

"His salary will be $130,000 a year, plus $2,500 year in residency pay if he chooses to live on the island, Maxwell said."
Welcome to Galveston, Mr. Hale. Are you going to take the bribe to live in Galveston? IMHO, it's sad that Galveston must offer to pay their police chief extra money to live in the city that pays him. But then, I've heard that most of the higher paid city employees live off the Island.

Lisa Blair

The higher paid city employees that i know all live on the island. JS

Vernon Hale

Thank you for the welcome. Please understand that I am an officer who believes in living in the communities we serve. I currently live in the historic Oak Cliff which is in the heart of the southern sector of our city and hope to do the same in my wonderful new home of Galveston.

Steve Fouga

Chief Hale, you might want to consider the Denver Court neighborhood. It's convenient, never floods, and much of the architecture reminds me of the older Ft Worth neighborhoods where I lived for many years. We'd love to have you as a neighbor!

Charles Hughes


Jarvis Buckley

I appreciate your comments chief regarding living in the city. To me that should be a requirement . I'm glad you agree.

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