UTPB Police Sergeant Brian Kneisley began his law enforcement career with the Alpine Police Department in 1999 as a communications officer.
In January of 2000 Sgt. Kneisley graduated the Sul Ross State University Law Enforcement Academy in Alpine Texas. After a short time in communications the department promoted him to the full time position of Police Officer and Communications Supervisor.
In 2004, Officer Kneisley was promoted to the rank of Police Sergeant responsible for patrol and communications operations.
In 2008, Sgt. Kneisley left the City of Alpine and began working at The University of Texas Permian Basin as a Police Officer. As a Patrol Officer, Officer Kneisley served as a Field Training Officer, Evidence Room Tech, and also as the agency’s TCIC/NCIC Terminal Agency Coordinator (TAC).
In 2012 Officer Kneisley was promoted to the rank of Police Sergeant. Currently, Sgt. Kneisley serves as the department’s Support Services Sergeant.
Sgt. Kneisley obtained a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, and a Master of Arts in Public Administration from Sul Ross State University, in 2001 and 2002, respectively.
Sgt. Kneisley holds a TCOLE Master Peace Officer Certification, and is in his 16th year of law enforcement serving the community and the student population at UTPB.