Fair Oaks Ranch Police Chief abruptly retires after 23 years

Jessica Goode | Contributing Writer

Effective last month, Scott Rubin resigned as Fair Oaks Ranch police chief. In the wake of his retirement, the torch has been temporarily passed to Lt. Tim Moring, who will serve as interim chief until further notice.

Fair Oaks Ranch City Manager Tobin Maples said City Council members would likely convene to discuss the next steps after the first of the New Year.

“There is no timeline. It will be some time after the holiday,” Maples said. “I’ll meet with council to shape the process, and we’ll more than likely hire an outside search firm.”

Rubin worked for the Fair Oaks Ranch Police Department for 23 years, and was appointed chief of police in 1998.

“Under his leadership the Police Department has experienced considerable growth and navigated significant changes, recognitions and advancements that we would like to honor in light of his recent announcement,” an official press release stated. “Chief Rubin has grown his department from a team of five, not including himself, to a team of 26 sworn officers including Buddy our K9 Unit and three civilian staff. During that time, he has had many accomplishments throughout his career including his involvement with the inception and founding of the Texas Police Chief’s Association Best Practices Recognition Program in 2006, where he was appointed Chairman of the Board. Chief Rubin has also served on a number of local and state boards including membership with the Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch, Chairman of the Board for the Alamo Area Law Enforcement Academy and being elected as 2nd Vice President of the Texas Police Chiefs Association.”

Since 2016, the City of Fair Oaks Ranch has been ranked as one of the Top 10 Safest Cities in Texas.

“His community involvement radiated through programs he built such as Cafeteria Cops, National Night Out, the Citizen’s Law Enforcement Academy, the Junior Police Academy and the Annual Toy Drive. He strived to promote education throughout this community and within his own department by championing the value of higher education among his Police officers,” the press release further stated. “As Chief Rubin begins the next chapter in his life, the City of Fair Oaks Ranch salutes him for a distinguished career and sincerely thanks him for all of his contributions to our organization and to the City. He has left an indelible mark on our community and will be remembered.”

Mayor Garry Manitzas said the city was planning a formal retirement ceremony for Rubin and the details would be announced as soon as they are finalized.

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