Lieutenant Max J. Toliver Jr. began his career in law enforcement at the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Jail in 2012 as a Detention Officer. In 2013 he attended the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Police Academy (A-12) and graduated Salutatorian in his academy class. After completing the police academy, he was promoted to Deputy Sheriff in the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division working in The Woodlands. He then transferred to the West Patrol Division in West County (Montgomery, TX) as a Patrol Deputy. While serving in the West Patrol Division he served as a Field Training Officer and a District Gang Liaison. In 2017, he was promoted to Detective in the West Patrol Division and investigated property and person crimes.
While serving as a Detective, he completed his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University in December 2017. As a detective, he completed training such as Basic Investigation Techniques, Wicklander, and Zulawski Interview Techniques, Reid Interview, and Interrogation Techniques, Crime Scene Reconstruction I and II, and many other investigative techniques courses. In 2018 he transferred to the Executive Division of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office as the Full-Time Law Enforcement Chaplain. As Chaplain, he led the Critical Incident Response Team and responded to any Critical Incidents in the Department. While serving as Chaplain, he received training from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. in Assisting Individuals in Crisis and Group Crisis Intervention. He also received Chaplaincy training at the International Conference of Police Chaplains. He also received training as a Mental Health Peace Officer and in 2019 he received his Certification.
In 2018 he joined the Montgomery ISD Police Department as the first Police Investigator for the Department. He established policies and procedures for the department about follow-up investigations. In 2019 he was promoted to Police Sergeant in the Montgomery ISD Police Department. While serving as Police Sergeant, he supervised patrol, campus officers, investigations, and truancy. He also assisted in training school staff and officers in the Standard Response Protocol.
In 2020 he joined the Spring ISD Police Department as a Patrol Officer. He assisted on the COVID 19 Task Force for Spring ISD PD/Emergency Management & School Safety Team.
In April 2021 he was promoted to Sergeant over the Dekaney Division, and in June 2021 he was promoted to Lieutenant of the Eastside Division.
He holds the current certifications; Advanced Peace Officer Certification, Mental Health Officer Certification, Basic Instructor Proficiency Certification, Sexual Assault/Family Violence Investigator Certification, School-Based Law Enforcement Officer Certification, and CRASE Instructor.
He will begin the Leadership Command College at SHSU Bill Blackwood LEMIT Summer 2021.