With over 38 years of serving Texas cities as a Police Chief, Fire Chief, Director of Public Safety, and Assistant City Manager, Bruce Ure of The Ure Consulting Group understands the absolute importance of selecting future police and fire leaders.
The Ure Consulting Group has been actively providing entry level tests, assessment centers, and written promotional examinations for over 30 years.
To date, more than 500 Texas police and fire command leaders have been promoted as a result of a process conducted by The Ure Consulting Group.
It began with...
Bruce Ure retired in 2012 as the Victoria (Texas) Assistant City Manager after being promoted from Chief of Police. Bruce Ure has managed both police and fire departments in a chief's capacity over his 38 year public safety career. Chief Ure joined Victoria Police Department from the Watauga Texas Department of Public Safety where he served as Director of Public Safety. Before that, Bruce spent time in both Watauga (Texas) and Heath (Texas) as Director of Public Safety where he managed police, fire and EMS divisions. Chief Ure began his career in 1979 with Missouri City, Texas as a public safety officer. Chief Ure's educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences from Western Illinois University; an Associates Degree from San Jacinto College, in Houston; a graduate of the distinguished Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland; as well as a graduate of the Leadership Command College at the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Institute of Texas (LEMIT).To date, more than 500 Texas police and fire command leaders have been promoted as a result of a process conducted by The Ure Consulting Group.
Gary Brye's career in law enforcement spans over three decades prior to his retirement as Police Chief in Texas. His career has encompassed administration, policy development, supervision, personnel practices, patrol functions, investigations, as well as the management, implementation, and participation in law enforcement accreditation.
He has researched & authorized a Manuel that is utilized in the development and administration of validated Assessment Centers.
Gary's education includes a Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and a Master’s degree from Sam Houston State University in Criminal Justice Administration.
Gary's former professional affiliations include:
- Former President of the Houston Area Police Chiefs Association (formerly Harris County Chiefs of Police Association)
- Former Legislative Liaison with the Texas Police Chiefs Association.
- Former Board member for the University of Houston Downtown Criminal Justice Training Center
- Former Board member for the Coalition of Behavioral Health Services.
(Ret.) Battalion Chief Marc D. Faber’s career in the fire service and law enforcement (as a Public Safety Officer) spans over four decades. His career has encompassed administration, supervision, incident command, fire and arson investigation and case management, and capital and strategic departmental budgeting.
Marc has been involved in writing and facilitating assessment centers for over twenty years with the Ure Consulting Group.
Marc’s formal education includes a bachelor’s degree from Texas A & I University and has completed many leadership and incident command courses from the esteem National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. This is in addition to thousands of in-service training and other formal training courses spanning his career.
Marc is certified as a Texas Commission of Fire Protection Fire Instructor III – Master, Fire Officer l – IV, Arson Investigator, and TCOLE Master Peace Officer.
Marc’s professional affiliations include:
• Member International Association of Arson Investigators.
• Member of National Association of Fire Investigators.
• Instructor/Coordinator with Public Safety Careers for the College of the Mainland (Texas).
• Instructor/Content Contributor for Texas Engineering Extension Service (Texas A&M).