Full Name
Wayne Nero
Job Title
Assistant City Manager, Retired Police Chief
Georgetown, Texas
Speaker Bio
Wayne has served as the Assistant City Manager for the City of Georgetown since November 2021. Wayne previously served as Police Chief for the city since 2010.
Prior to Georgetown, he served over 16 years with the Desoto Texas Police Department. He left Desoto while serving in the capacity of Assistant Chief of Police. He has served in specialized assignments, such as Investigations, SWAT, Bike Patrol, and Training. He holds numerous instructor certifications in areas such as tactical operations, firearms, defensive tactics, and counterterrorism. Prior to his law enforcement experience Wayne served in the United States Marines Corps assigned to Marine Security Company, which provides security for the Presidential Retreat, Camp David.
Wayne received his B.A. in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia College, Mo. He attended the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration’s 73rd School of Police Supervision and the 39th Management College. In 2007, Wayne earned a Master of Professional Studies degree in Homeland Security Leadership from the University of Connecticut, and in 2009 earned a graduate certificate in Criminal Justice Education from the University of Virginia. He is a graduate of the 237th Session of the FBI National Academy as well as the 79th Session of the FBI’s Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar.
As assistant city manager, Wayne is responsible for public safety and support services to include: Police, Fire, EMS, Information Technology, Community Services, Human Resources and Organizational Development, and Public Works.
Wayne Nero