Board of directors

Terry W. Baker


Terry W. Baker started his employment at the DeSoto Police Department in 1994 and has held many positions in the department such as a patrolman, FTO, FTO supervisor, Instructor, Firearm instructor, Acting Sergeant, Sergeant, Lieutenant and his current rank of Captain over the Support Services Division.  Terry has been a supervisor at the department for 19 years and has supervised every entity of the department.  Terry does not only supervise, he involves himself in day to day activity to assist each member of the department.  Terry has also been a trained police negotiator for over 20 years and currently holds the rank of Negotiations Commander for a 12 city response team.  Terry has also received numerous awards and commendations throughout his career to include Officer and Supervisor of the Year. Terry is actively involved in the department’s budget process. Terry is currently a proxy board member for the Regional Organized Crime Information Center (ROCIC).  Terry is married and has 6 children and 3 grandchildren. Terry’s passions are spending time with his family, helping and serving others, Church, camping, and golfing. Terry’s heart calling is serving others.

Jenifer R. Humbert


Jenifer grew up and resides in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. She has experience in both non-profit and municipality work. She has 10 years as Operations Manager for national charity, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. Jenifer also has 15 years criminal justice experience as Public Service Officer for the DeSoto Police Department. She feels passionate about those who risk their lives every day for their communities and country. She feels blessed to be able to aid those in times of need. 

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” ― Charles Dickens

Joe D. Tillman


Has over 30 years combined experience in both, corporate environment and academia. Duties involved mid to upper level management roles as well as part and full time faculty with Sam Houston State and Texas Tech Universities. BS and MBA degrees conferred by Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. Professional service and or managerial capacities include:

· Former Member and Chairperson, Board of Directors, Creole Federal Credit Union, Houston, TX

· Former Member, Board of Directors, Butler Building Products Company, Bryan, TX

· Director of Administration Services, Creole Production Services, Inc., Houston, TX

· Purchasing Director Operational Services, Inc., Subsidiary of Schlumberger Inc., Houston, TX

· Purchasing Manager, Stewart & Stevenson Operation Inc., Houston, TX