Chief of Law Enforcement
Brandy Norris was appointed chief of law enforcement in August 2021 after joining TABC in January 2021 to oversee the Criminal Intelligence Unit. Her tenure at TABC follows a long career with the College Station Police Department, where she retired in 2020 with the rank of assistant chief.
Norris began her career as a patrol officer for CSPD in 1997, earning several accolades before her promotion to sergeant in 2005. Norris was later promoted to lieutenant in 2009, overseeing the department’s Internal Affairs division. She was appointed to serve as assistant chief in 2010, with leadership roles in Administrative Services, Operations Support and Operations.
As director of TABC’s Criminal Intelligence Unit, Norris oversaw efforts to collect intelligence on human trafficking, narcotics trafficking and other organized criminal activity taking place within TABC-licensed businesses.
Norris holds the distinction of being the first female peace officer to serve as chief of enforcement in TABC’s 85-year history as well as the first woman to oversee day-to-day operations of a statewide police force in Texas. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Texas A&M University and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management from Sam Houston State University.