Conroe, May 31 – As part of his continuing reorganization of the Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Rand Henderson appointed Langley “Mac” McKelvy as Captain over the Law Enforcement Services Division to take the job of the late Captain Randy Eaves who died on Sunday, March 4, 2018. Numerous peace officers inside the Sheriff’s Office hailed Langley’s appointment to this position as a “solid choice of someone who is a clear-headed, non-political, police officer,” as one Sheriff’s Deputy described McKelvy while requesting anonymity.
As Captain of the Law Enforcement Division, McKelvy will oversee the Real Time Crime Center, Fleet Services, the Radio Shop and Radio System, and the Sheriff’s Office Building Maintenance and Facilities. McKelvy became a part of former Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman’s command staff on May 12, 2015, as a Major for Crime Analysis and the Training Bureau. McKelvy left the Harris County Sheriff’s Office on December 31, 2016, at the expiration of the term of Hickman who did not win re-election as Harris County Sheriff. McKelvy had overseen the Real Time Crime Center in the Harris County Sheriff’s Office when he served there as a Major under Sheriff Hickman.
McKelvy has Master Peace Officer and Law Enforcement Instructor certifications as well as a Cybercrimes Investigator certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. He received his Basic Peace Officer Certification through the Harris County Law Enforcement Academy in 1984 and graduated as the Top Academic Cadet of his class.
McKelvy worked for 31 years for the Precinct 4 Harris County Constable where he rose to the rank of Captain and specialized in high tech crime investigations.
When Henderson came into office on January 1, 2017, McKelvy joined the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office as a Sergeant who received the task of setting up Montgomery County’s Real Time Crime Center. A Real Time Crime Center permits intelligence analysts inside of the Sheriff’s Office to gather information to assist patrol deputies and detectives who are in the field.
More generally, a Real Time Crime Center gives the following tools to law enforcement officers:
- Access an operational viewer that incorporates various data feeds, including cameras on streets and operated in private businesses, and displays them on an easy-to-understand map of the jurisdiction
- Collect, store, and manage data about crimes, offenders, suspects, resources, and critical infrastructure
- Perform analysis to understand relationships between crime-related data and risks to help develop actionable intelligence on vulnerabilities and potential consequences
- Develop more effective response and planning
- Get information to and from the field through mobile applications
- Disseminate information to the public or to other law enforcement agencies.
Sheriff Henderson told The Golden Hammer that, for the time being, he intends to the manage the Sheriff’s Office without a Chief Deputy (to replace Ken Culbreath) and with Captain Melvin Franklin over both the East and West Patrol Divisions. Kevin Ray had served as the Captain over the East Patrol Division until his resignation from the Sheriff’s Office on April 26.