MCC to host Waco Police Chief Sheryl Victorian March 16

March 2, 2022

McLennan Community College’s Behavioral Science Division and Government Department will host “A Conversation with Chief Sheryl Victorian” at 7 p.m., March 16 in the Conference Center at MCC. The event is free and open to the public and will feature Waco Police Chief Sheryl Victorian discussing gender, race, innovative policing, and the challenges of being an African-American woman in a male-dominated profession.

Sheryl Victorian is a native Texan and a 29-year law enforcement professional. She was sworn in as the City of Waco’s Chief of Police on March 15, 2021, after serving with the Houston Police Department for 28 years. Chief Victorian retired from the Houston Police Department as an Assistant Chief of the Patrol Region 2 Command, where she was responsible for the Clear Lake, Southeast, South Central, Eastside, and Downtown Patrol Divisions, as well as the Vehicular Crimes Division.

Victorian’s law enforcement experience includes assignments in the Major Offenders, Homicide, Special Victims, Internal Affairs, Training, and the South Central and Southeast Patrol Divisions. As the City of Waco Police Chief, Victorian is responsible for providing command leadership and training within the Waco Police Department, ensuring departmental compliance with state and federal laws as well as with City policies, procedures, and guidelines. Additionally, she is responsible for ensuring the effective management of law enforcement and community service programs to serve the citizens of Waco. 

The event is sponsored by MCC’s Police Department; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Division; and Professional & Organizational Development. A livestream of the event will also be available at For more information, contact Mikken Canham at 254-299-8647 or