The Vindicator is proud to highlight members of the Liberty County Community for Black History Month and City of Liberty Police Sgt. Christopher Watson Sr. is a valuable and compassionate part of our local community.
Watson has spent six years with the Liberty Police Department, where he began his time of service as a school resource officer, working with local Liberty ISD students. Since that time, he has been elevated to the role of Patrol Supervisor, receiving a promotion to the position of Sergeant this past November.
One of the biggest challenges for Watson comes from some of the national media narratives surrounding law enforcement and racial equality in this country.
“You have people that complain about change and then you have people that want to be the change. By me becoming a police officer, that is me taking the initiative to be a part of the change,” Watson said.
Watson is happily married to his wife Rosaelette, and together they are the proud parents of five children; Donovan, Paris, Christopher Jr., Ayanna and Chase. The family is completed by their loving dog, TinkTink.
A 2002 graduate of Kashmere High School in Houston, Watson has worked in the criminal justice system for nearly two decades, where he spent 12 years with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. During that time, Watson mentored juvenile offenders within the Harris County Probation system.
Service to the community is truly the greatest part of his duties in the Liberty community, a community that he has truly come to love.
“I love the community; whatever I can do for the community, I try. I try to find as many resources as I can find and try to bring them back to the community.
Watson has worked diligently to give back during his tenure here, with programs like Blue Santa that provides children with a $loo shopping spree at Walmart during the Christmas season. Another program that he is proud of is Cocoa with a Cop, a program that brings students at Liberty Elementary School together with local police.
His next big project will be the Liberty Police vs. Liberty Middle School Basketball Game at 6:3opm on Thursday, March 4, at the Liberty High School Gym. This event is designed to help build a relationship with students and the Liberty Police Department. Proceeds from the event will benefit the LMS 8th graders as they move on to Liberty High School next year. Tickets for the game are $3 for adults and $1 for kids.
Watson concluded by saying, “It’s important to take time with everyone, and I love this community because they are always willing to help.”