Chief of Police
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 Master's 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, and four civilian personnel. Responsibilities include professional standards, planning and research, budget management, personnel administration, media relations, 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.