Jason Collier, who was placed on leave after a Facebook post by a woman who claims she was unknowingly accused by his mistress of living a “double/triple life” with at least two girlfriends while he is married with four children, is the head of the Stinnett Police Department in Texas.
The Facebook post quickly went viral, spreading to 1,800 people and across the internet across Collier’s tiny northern Texas Panhandle region. Collier was first revealed by Cecily Steinmetz, a 39-year-old Amarillo woman, in a January 26 post on Facebook. Steinmetz tagged the town of Stinnett (she added that the town was “not recommended”) and wrote “Chief Jason Collier is living a double/triple life. I was his girlfriend until yesterday. He lied to me and presented me with fake annulment documents when I found out he was married. I also found out about a 2nd girlfriend, Kristi, last night. He has lied to us, our children, and asked us both to marry him.”
Steinmetz said she and Collier returned on Saturday, January 23, from a holiday in Taos, New Mexico, and told another of his girlfriends that he was in Portland, Oregon, on a work assignment.
A third woman came forward in the comments on Steinmetz’s post to say she was also dating Collier, and other women have said they have had similar encounters with him. The allegations against him were not reported on by Collier. But on January 27, the city of Stinnett released a declaration claiming that it “is aware of the current situation surrounding” the chief. The statement was posted on a Facebook page in the area. The Facebook page of the Stinnett Police Department and the personal profile of Collier have been deleted.
Collier has been married twice and has four children, two of them with his ex-wife and two of them with Opal Collier, his current wife. He wrote a post on Facebook in September 2020, wishing his wife a happy anniversary. Collier’s wife did not comment about the drama on Facebook.
Jason Brent Collier has worked in various capacities with many Texas police departments, including as an officer, a detective, and briefly as the Sunray Police Department’s chief of police. He has more than 21 years of law enforcement experience and was appointed in February 2020 as the chief of the Stinnett Police Department.
Three other full-time police officers and three volunteer officers are in the Hutchinson County force. She questioned Collier about being married, according to Steinmetz, and he attempted to play it off by claiming his marriage was annulled in 2016. On Facebook, Steinmetz posted, “he even provided me with a picture of a falsified document, which I have verified with Potter County to be invalid.”