Southside Place welcomes new police chief
Stephen McCarty has joined the Southside Place Police Department as its new police chief.
McCarty replaces former Chief Lonnie Bernhardt, who retired after 23 years with the department.
McCarty is no stranger to Southside Place and its neighboring small cities. He lived in Meyerland as a youth and graduated from Bellaire High School. It’s been nearly 20 years since he lived in Houston, but he’s maintained ties to the community through family and friends while living in Austin.