Elm Ridge Police Department
The Elm Ridge Police Department was created by the Elm Ridge WCID (formerly Denton County Fresh Water Supply District #10) and began operations in January of 2019. The police department is located at 728 Savannah Boulevard, Savannah, Texas 76227 (adjacent to the Savannah clubhouse).
The police department operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The police department lobby is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Friday 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
The Police Department has a current authorized strength of 23 police officers, which includes a Chief of Police, a Captain, a Lieutenant, 4 Patrol Sergeants, 1 Criminal Investigations Sergeant, 1 Detective, 1 Community Services Officer, 12 Police Officers and a School Resource Officer for Savannah Elementary School.
Brandon Kennedy, Chief of Police
Chief Brandon Kennedy began his law enforcement career at the North Central Texas Council of Governments Police Academy, where he graduated as Valedictorian of his class. He then began his service with the Addison Police Department, where he served as a patrol officer, field training officer, and crime scene investigator. He later moved to the Little Elm Police Department where he served as a patrol officer, field training officer, traffic officer, and canine handler.
In 2018, Brandon joined the newly forming Elm Ridge Police Department as the department’s first full time School Resource Officer. In 2019, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant where he oversaw the department’s Field Training Program. During his tenure as Sergeant, he also developed the department’s Police Explorer Program and other community initiatives. He became a Lieutenant in 2020, and a Captain in 2022. He was promoted to Chief of Police in July 2023.
Chief Kennedy holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Arkansas State University and is a Cum Laude graduate of the University of North Texas where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. He is also a graduate of the 58th School of Executive Leadership at the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration. He also holds a Master Peace Officer License from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
Erica O’Bryon, Captain
Captain Erica O’Bryon began her Law Enforcement career in 2005 in the state of New Mexico. As an Officer in New Mexico, she held the positions of Patrol Officer, Police Explorer Advisor, Public Information Officer, Training Officer, and Recruiting Officer.
In late 2013, Erica became certified as a Police Officer in Texas and began working at the Rockwall Police Department. While with the Rockwall Police Department she held the position of Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Background Investigator and Patrol Sergeant. Erica was hired as a Patrol Sergeant with the Elm Ridge Police Department in March 2021 and promoted to Captain in August 2023.
Erica is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Texas A&M-Commerce, where she earned a Bachelor of Criminal Justice. She is also a graduate of the 60th School of Executive Leadership at the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration. Erica also holds a Master Peace Officer License from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
Brandon Harris, Lieutenant
Lieutenant Brandon Harris graduated as Valedictorian from the Eastfield Police Academy in 2011. He started his career as a reserve officer in the City of Eustace in East Texas. He later went to the Dallas County Constables Office, where he served in roles such as handling civil processes, as a bailiff, and as a field training officer and warrant officer.
Lieutenant Harris then joined the Texas Comptroller's Criminal Investigation Division. There, he served as a criminal investigator, working on felony-level tax fraud and money laundering cases throughout the state. He also collaborated with other state agencies in complex matters involving human trafficking and narcotics.
In 2020, Lieutenant Harris came to the Elm Ridge Police Department, initially serving as an officer in the Patrol Division, Operational Support Unit, and as a field training officer. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2022 and, more recently, to Lieutenant in November 2023.
Beyond his law enforcement roles, Brandon is a certified FAA drone operator and holds a Master Peace Officer Certificate from TCOLE. He also serves as a Task Force Officer for Homeland Security Investigations. Lieutenant Harris is a proud graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso, where he earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice.
The Elm Ridge Police Department is committed to professional and progressive policing methods that exceed the expectations of our community. We value the trust of our citizens and will perform our duties by following our core values of service, integrity, transparency, and empathy. Through partnerships and collaborative efforts, we will strive to enhance the safety and security within our community. On this we stand.
Service | Transparency | Integrity | Empathy
For emergencies, residents should dial 9-1-1 to be connected to the Denton County Sheriff’s Office. The DCSO dispatches for the Police Department.
Non-Emergency calls may be directed to the Denton County Sheriff’s Office at tel:19403491600,9940-349-1600 (option 9).