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Office of Community Relations
Public Information Officer
Longview Police Department
302 W. Cotton St., Longview, TX 75601
Officer Brandon Thornton grew up in Longview and graduated from Longview High School. He attended Panola and Kilgore Colleges. Officer Thornton began his Law Enforcement Career in 2001 as a certified Police Officer for the Gilmer Police Department.
In 2003, he left the Gilmer Police Department and started as a patrol officer for the Longview Police Department. Officer Thornton worked 2 years in patrol and transferred to the Traffic Division as a motorcycle officer.
For the past 10 years, he has been assigned to the Traffic Division. During this time, he earned his Master Peace Officer license and several certifications which include Field Sobriety Testing, Police Motorcycle Operator and Forensic Mapping.
In September 2016 he was assigned to the Police Area Representatives Unit as the Special Program / Citywide Police Area Representative Officer. His duties include the implementation of new and existing programs and working with the Longview community to help reduce crime and solve problems affecting their quality of life.
In 2020, Officer Thornton was assigned to the Office of Community Relations as the Public Information Officer.
Police Investigate Fatal Vehicle CrashOn May 29, 2023, at approximately 5:03 p.m., Longview Police responded to a crash near the intersection of the 3100 block of North Eastman Road and Fourth Street. Read on...
City of Longview Plans Community Juneteenth CelebrationsThe City of Longview will celebrate the annual Juneteenth holiday with a series of community events on June 10 as well as June 16 and 17. Read on...
UPDATE: Ingram Pool Opens June 3, Longview Swim Center Opens June 10UPDATE: Longview’s public pools will open for the 2023 swim season with Splash Day at Ingram Pool on Saturday, June 3. Longview Swim Center will open the following week on Saturday, June 10. Read on...
Stop The Bleed - Free ClassesThe Longview Fire Department offers free in person classes that will teach you bleeding control techniques that could save a life. Read on...
City Considers Removing Two Traffic Signals on Whaley StreetBeginning Wednesday, April 12, drivers on Whaley Street in downtown will have two new four-way stops as the City considers removing traffic signals at two intersections. Read on...
Sabine, Center Streets Closed to All TrafficBeginning Tuesday, March 7, Sabine Street east of Carter Street and Center Street south of Ware Street are scheduled to be closed to all traffic. Read on...
Notice of 2022 Tax Year Adopted Tax Rate for City of LongviewA tax rate of $0.5789 per $100 valuation has been adopted by the governing body of the City of Longview. Read on...