HOUSTON — Troy Finner has been named Houston's new chief of police.
Finner has served as Acevedo's executive assistant since Acevedo's arrival in 2016. His role as an executive assistant included being in charge of the department's homeland security and field operations.
Finner is a 31-year veteran who grew up in Hiram Clarke.
Finner said he found a love for law enforcement while taking a serial murder class at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville.
Finner graduated at the top of his class, the first college graduate in his family. Instead of chasing coveted work with the FBI or other federal agencies, Finner returned home to Houston to help the Houston Police Department.