New Braunfels police chief finalists announced

The city of New Braunfels is in the final interview phase in its search for a new chief of police. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The city of New Braunfels is in the final interview phase in its search for a new chief of police. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The city of New Braunfels is in the final interview phase in its search for a new chief of police. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

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Troy Gay. (Courtesy City of New Braunfels)
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Richard Guajardo. (Courtesy City of New Braunfels)
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Keith Lane. (Courtesy City of New Braunfels)
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Mark Schauer. (Courtesy City of New Braunfels)
The city of New Braunfels has announced four finalists in the search for a new chief of police. Former police Chief Tom Wibert retired in September.

Executive recruitment firm Strategic Government Resources assisted the city in the search. The city received applications from 62 candidates, according to New Braunfels City Manager Robert Camareno.

Troy Gay, Richard Guajardo, Keith Lane and Mark Schauer are the finalists and will visit New Braunfels in the coming days to learn more about the city and continue the interview process.

Gay has served in the Austin Police Department for more than 30 years and has served as assistant chief of police since 2013.

Guajardo also comes from the Austin Police Department, where he has served for more than 20 years holding the positions of assistant police chief, south patrol bureau chief, communications bureau chief, a detective with the homicide unit and more.


Lane has worked for the city of Haltom City for 15 years, where he served as chief of police, director of public safety and city manager. In 2020, Lane became the interim chief of police for the city of New Braunfels.

Schauer has worked for the Corpus Christi Police Department as assistant chief of administration, assistant chief of operations, assistant chief of investigations and more.
By Lauren Canterberry

Reporter, New Braunfels

Lauren joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in October 2019. After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, Lauren was a freelance journalist and worked as a college English teacher in China. At CI, Lauren covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in New Braunfels.