New Regulatory Services Division Chief

On December 14th TBFAA received the following from Leslie Stevens, Executive Assistant to Chief Bowie, Regulatory Services Division, Texas Department of Public Safety.

“I wanted to take a moment to pass along information regarding an important change to our Regulatory Services Division structure.  Yesterday the Public Safety Commission approved the creation of a new Division and tasked Chief Bowie to lead it.  They also approved Wayne Mueller to move over to Regulatory Services to act as our new Division chief.

Here is Director McCraw’s announcement, in part:

  • One of the most important changes made today was the creation of the Human Resource Operations (HRO) Division to centralize all the units responsible for our most valuable agency resource: our people.  This new division will encompass the major personnel units including Human Resources, Dispute Resolution, Equal Employment Opportunity, Law Enforcement Promotions, and Victims and Employee Support Services.  In addition to these existing core functions, the division will be responsible for proactively evaluating the department’s effort and success in our recruitment and promotion of a character-driven, competent, productive, and diverse workforce, and establishing a leadership assessment process.  Chief RenEarl Bowie, who has led the Regulatory Services Division (RSD) for nearly a decade, has been tapped to lead this new division because of his demonstrated performance as Chief of RSD.   Additionally, his efforts in recruiting, diversity training for recruits, and overall 25-year career with the agency make him a great fit for this key position.
  • Wayne Mueller, currently serving as an Assistant Chief in Administration, is now the Chief of RSD.  Chief Mueller previously served as the assistant chief of RSD and brings existing knowledge and experience with RSD operations to his new role.”

Until this change RenEarl Bowie has served as the division Chief in charge of the Texas Department of Public Safety, Regulatory Services Division. After beginning his career in 1994 as a State Trooper assigned to the Texas Highway Patrol, he transferred to the Criminal Intelligence Service where he promoted to Sergeant, and later to Lieutenant. In 2004, RenEarl transferred to the Administration Division to supervise the Recruiting Bureau. In 2005, he transferred to the Private Security Bureau Investigations Section to oversee enforcement activities, advancing to Captain in 2008. Capt. Bowie promoted to his current position of Assistant Director in 2009.

Wayne Mueller currently serves as Operations & Shared Services Director/ Facilities Director for the Texas Department of Public Safety. He assumed that role in December of 2011. From April of 2009 to December of 2011 he served as Regulatory Services Director for the Texas Department of Public Safety. Prior to that he was Assistant General Counsel for the Texas Department of Public Safety from February 2000 – April 2009.