Chief Poindexter began his career as a volunteer firefighter with Rockwall Fire Department in July 1979. He held a variety of positions including Firefighter, 2nd Assistant Chief, 1st Assistant Chief and then Chief within the department as a volunteer. In 1994, the City Manager appointed him as the Chief of the Department and he began working as a part-time employee. In 2000 he was hired as the full-time Chief of the Department. ¬†Chief Poindexter was born and raised in Rockwall. He is a graduate of Rockwall High School. He worked in commercial and residential construction from 1977 until 1989. He went into Law Enforcement in 1989 as a patrol officer. He worked in patrol, crime prevention, special operations and as the Sergeant in the criminal investigative division until 2000. He holds State of Texas Certifications as Department Head of Suppression, Advance Firefighter, Advanced Arson Investigator, Advanced Inspector, Fire Instructor III, Hazardous Material Technician, Driver-Operator, Fire Officer I, II, III & IV,  Intermediate Wildland Firefighter, Emergency Medical Technician and Master Peace Officer. He is a graduate from the Texas Fire Chief’s Academy with a diploma as a Certified Fire Executive. Chief Poindexter can be reached by email at or at (972) 772-6428. ¬†

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