Office of the Chief
Chief of Police
Police Chief Jimmy Perdue has 35 years' experience in law enforcement. He began his career with the Irving Police Department in 1982 and moved up the ranks to the position of Assistant Chief of Police. In July 2005, he was appointed as the Chief of Police for the North Richland Hills Police Department. During his career he has been involved in nearly all aspects of policing including patrol, criminal investigations, internal affairs, community services, training, tactical and special operations. In 2008, he was promoted to Public Safety Director overseeing the City of North Richland Hills Public Safety Services including the Police Department, Fire Department and Neighborhood Services Department.
Chief Perdue holds a Permanent Peace Officers License for the State of Texas and a Master Peace Officers License. He is a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement licensed instructor. Chief Perdue is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Advanced Management College at the Southwestern Law Enforcement Institute. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Science Degree from Dallas Baptist University and a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Texas. In 2010, he was selected as a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Committee.
Staffing in police administration is comprised of the chief of police, two assistant chiefs of police,one lieutenant, one sergeant and three civilian personnel. Responsibilities include professional standards, planning and research, budget management, personnel administration, false alarm program administration and social media communications. The department's two bureaus, Operations and Management Services, are each commanded by an assistant chief.
The Office of the Chief is charged with the preparation, allocation and management of the department’s operating budget as well as personnel and payroll administration. In the department’s planning, research and policy development, new technologies in policing are investigated and recommended. A new way of connecting and communicating directly with the public is the utilization of social networking sites. Through social media outlets, the department can interact with a large and diverse audience.
Professional Standards ensures the accreditation standards set by the Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices Recognition Program are upheld. Internal control and compliance issues are addressed by investigating allegations of misconduct by department employees.