Chief Zakhary started his law enforcement career with the City of Woodway in 1979 and was appointed Chief in 1985. He is an active participant in many law enforcement related positions and has served on several IACP committees. Chief Zakhary served as president of the Texas Police Chief’s Association and Chair of the Texas Police Chief’s Foundation. He served on the Training and Education Committee for the IACP and has served as General Chair of SACOP.
In 2008, Chief Zakhary was appointed to serve on the IACP Executive Committee representing cities under a population of 10,000. He is the President of the McLennan County 9-1-1 District and currently serves as chair for the McLennan Community College Law Enforcement Academy. Chief Zakhary is a lifetime member of IACP and Texas Police Chiefs Association. He is a graduate of the 160th Session F.B.I National Academy and holds a B.A. in Management and a M.A. in Public Policy and Public Administration from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Chief Zakhary is an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice at Baylor University and McLennan Community College. He is married to Julie and they have twin daughters, Lauren and Emily.