Place 14: At Large — Term Ends 12/31/2017
Robert S. Hauck was raised in Central Indiana, but moved to Southern California, where he completed his last two years of high school. In 1986, he joined the United States Army Reserve Corps and was assigned as a criminal investigator until 1994. Mr. Hauck began his law enforcement career as a Los Angeles Police Officer in May 1988, and worked a variety of assignments such as, patrol, internal affairs, community relations, training, vice, and special operations. Mr. Hauck promoted to the rank of detective, where he worked as a death investigator, and soon after promoted to sergeant. In addition to working as a patrol supervisor, he was assigned as a commander’s aide, internal affairs supervisor, and as a vice unit supervisor.
In 2001, Mr. Hauck was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and was initially assigned as a patrol watch commander. He also worked as the Assistant Employee Relations Administrator; Adjutant to the Commanding Officer, Operations-South Bureau; and Executive Officer to the Chief of Police. Prior to his promotion to captain, he served as the Department Advocate for two years. Mr. Hauck promoted to the rank of captain in 2006 and was first assigned as the Commanding Officer, West Los Angeles Patrol Division, and finally as the Assistant Commanding Officer, Metropolitan Division, where he was responsible for SWAT, K-9, Mounted Unit, Underwater Dive Team, and Waterborne Assault Team operations.
In June 2008, Mr. Hauck retired from the Los Angeles Police Department and joined the City of Tomball, Texas, where he served as Chief of Police until April 2014, when he was promoted to Assistant City Manager. Mr. Hauck holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration, and a Master of Science degree in Management from The Johns Hopkins University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the West Point Leadership Program, Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute, and Leadership North Houston.
Mr. Hauck is an active member in several professional organizations including the Texas City Managers Association; Texas Municipal League; International Association of Chiefs of Police; FBI National Academy Associates; Texas Police Chiefs Association; Houston Area Police Chief’s Association (Past President); and Police Executive Research Forum. Although Mr. Hauck made the transition from full-time law enforcement into city management, he maintains his peace officer commission as a Reserve Captain with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Mr. Hauck and his wife (Kathleen) have three children- Lauren (21); Conner (15); and Madeline (13).