Former Liberty police lieutenant charged with Abuse of Official Capacity

Philip “Chip” Fairchild, retired lieutenant for Liberty Police Department, is facing a charge of Abuse of Official Capacity.

Fairchild surrendered Friday to authorities and was booked into the Liberty County Jail. He has since been released while the case works its way through the court system.

According to sources close to the case, Fairchild is accused of running background checks for local businesses using software licenses owned by Liberty Police Department.

Fairchild reportedly performed the background checks for pay, an amount estimated to be between $2,500 and $30,000 based on the charge.

The case is being investigated by the Texas Rangers. No other information is available at this time.


    • He likely retired. In effect, he will no longer pose a threat to do the same thing in the future when a plea deal, etc., is considered.

  1. Well, I thought he was “ONE OF LIBERTY’S FINEST”…maybe others will come forward about how he used his position in law enforcement for personal and financial gain!

  2. People who had cases involving him and didn’t feel that they were given a fair deal, should have their reports looked at again. I’m not saying that he did anything wrong, but this certainly doesn’t give you much confidence.

  3. If he was retired why did he have access to the Liberty Police Department computers? Besides, you can run background checks (unlimited) for about $100.00 a year online.

  4. Piece of slim from the gutter. I know he was messing around with young high school girls at one time, amongst other things. I saw him pullover in a public place once to take a pee and he was obviously drinking and driving. Shame, he thought he was above the law, Mr. High and Mighty. I feel sorry for anyone that was ever associated with this man, much less married to him.

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