Arcola Police Chief Howard Sylve

It’s starting to get ugly in the small city of Arcola.  It’s where we hear there is special meeting of the City Council that’s been called to reportedly fire the Police Chief.  The Insite had a chance to speak with Howard Sylve.  He says Mayor Evelyn Jones wants him out because she wants the old police chief back on the job.  Chief Sylve, who’s been in the position for four months, says the Mayor has complained about his job performance but he knows her true motive is to oust him from the position and bring back a friend.  I made a call to Mayor Jones who said she’s looking into the allegations and she would get back with me.  In the meantime, Chief Sylve has provided me with a copy of the letter sent to him by the Mayor!

Note: Mayor Jones sent a statement saying: Right now, there is just a formal list of complaints.  The whole City Council has the responsibility to hear the complaints and decide if they are true.  The whole City Council also has the authority to decide if they are true.  The whole City Council also has the authority to decide what action should be taken. The Council has not made either decision.

Regarding Former Chief Bartley: I worked in the Police Department with Chief Bartley for five years, so I know him and his work professionally.

Mayor Evelyn Jones

City of Arcola






  1. Abigail July 23, 2012 7:05 pm 

    I did not vote for mayor Jones during the election I feel as if the election was rigged .maybe she want cheif bartley back because everyone in Arcola knows she is sleeping with him and having an affair …talk about polotics lol

    • Adam S.M July 23, 2012 7:33 pm 

      Well so if she wants James Bartley, Bartley only has 3 sexual harrassment cases in Fort Bend county Sherriffs office….wow …. who want him back as Chief! , Bartley is a Criminal I feel really bad for the new chief poor guy maybe if he had a personal relationship with Mayor Jones he will be better off

  2. R rodriguez July 30, 2012 3:40 pm 

    Yes! Arcola has been corrupt since Tom Tuffly was mayor! He was collecting rent on a rent house that was on city property, knowing that it was property of the city! What’s to that? Now tell me if that’s not corrupt?

  3. Nasty replies August 3, 2012 2:42 am 

    To all of the corrupt people in Arcola, and all the negarive comments made, you all should check yourselves for making all of these nasty comments about people. Get the facts and stop scandalizing peoples names. One day if it’s not you yourselves being victims of negative comments it could be your offspring. TAKE NOTE OF WHAT YOU’RE SAYING ABOUT PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Clean up your own houses before you become the maid service for the neighborhood!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Spot lightweight February 27, 2013 6:18 am 

    Howard is very well known in the law enforcement community as a lier!!!!!!! A lier will steal!!!!

  5. Spot lightweight February 27, 2013 6:29 am 

    Chief Sylve is a big lier and if you lie you will steal!!!!!

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