Joseph S. Malbrough, lieutenant with the Beaumont ISD Police Department has been named Interim Police Chief after Robert Flores resigned last night.

Officer Malbrough is a certified master peace officer, licensed Texas peace officer and also served as a Texas State Trooper. He was the Port Arthur ISD Police Chief and a Deputy Constable for Jefferson County Office Precinct 8.

Former Chief Flores worked in law enforcement for more than 30 years and felt like it was time to explore other opportunities.

"I appreciate the opportunity given to my by Beaumont ISD and I wish the district, my officers individually and collectively the best in their future endeavors," Flores said.