ROCKWALL, TX (Aug. 1, 2022) Rockwall City Manager Mary Smith has named Edward Fowler as interim Chief of the Rockwall Police Department. Former Police Chief Max Geron recently retired from the position. Chief Fowler began his law enforcement career with the Rockwall PD in 1990, serving in a number of leadership roles over the years, most recently as Assistant Police Chief since 2020.
Chief Fowler started as a patrol officer and field training officer, then later became a motorcycle officer and accident reconstructionist. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2002, supervising the patrol, community services, criminal investigations and SWAT divisions. In 2010, he was promoted to Lieutenant where he served as a division commander in patrol, administrative services, criminal investigation, and the SWAT Team. In 2017 he became Captain, and in 2020 he became Assistant Chief.
Chief Fowler earned a bachelor’s of business administration in operations management from East Texas State University, and an MBA in management from Texas A&M Commerce. He holds a Master Peace Officer’s certification and is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy as well as the Police Executive Research Forum. A former Marine, Chief Fowler is a veteran of Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He deployed with the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force and participated in the invasion of Kuwait. He and his wife, Julie, married 18 years, are parents to Jillian, Kaitlyn, and Christopher. Chief Fowler has been an Assistant Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts for many years.
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