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Posted on: July 11, 2023

New Police Chief

Mike Young standing outside City Hall

Mike Young was sworn in Monday, July 10, 2023 as North Richland Hills’ new Police Chief. 

Former Director of Public Safety Jimmy Perdue had the honor of administering his ceremonial oath of office during the City Council Meeting. Chief Young was joined by his wife, Tanya. 

Young, a 38-year veteran of the department, served as Assistant Police Chief for the last 10 years and as Interim Police Chief since the end of May.

Watch the meeting video.

Mike Young with right hand raised taking oath of office

Mike Young and Jimmy Perdue shaking hands

Mike Young hugging his wife

June 20, 2023 Post

New Police Chief Named

North Richland Hills City Manager Mark Hindman has announced the promotion of Mike Young to Police Chief. A swearing-in ceremony will take place at the July 10 City Council Meeting. 

Young, a 38-year veteran of the North Richland Hills Police Department, has served as an Assistant Police Chief for the last 10 years and as Interim Police Chief since Chief Jimmy Perdue retired at the end of May. The department will benefit from his steady leadership, and demonstrated expertise in law enforcement, Mr. Hindman said. 

“Chief Young is prepared to continue the exceptional leadership needed to serve our organization and community at the highest level,” Mr. Hindman said. “He will ensure the progress from the past two decades continues and will oversee the development of our staff so that we are even better prepared for the future.”

Chief Young stated that it is an honor to serve the North Richland Hills community. 

“I look forward to continuing to work with the dedicated men and women of the North Richland Hills Police Department, our regional partners, and the community to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone in our community.”

About Chief Young

Mike Young began his career with the North Richland Hills Police Department in 1985 and was promoted to Sergeant in 1997. Early in 1999, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and, later in the same year, was promoted to Captain. In 2013, he was promoted to Assistant Chief. 

During his tenure, he has overseen every division of the department, including patrol, traffic, SWAT, criminal investigations, internal affairs, training, hiring, range master, dispatch communications, jail, records management, logistics, fleet, budget, and evidence preservation. In 1989 he received the Medal of Honor, the department’s highest award.

Chief Young holds a Master Peace Officer’s License with the State of Texas. He is a graduate of the 206th Session of the FBI National Academy, the Advanced Management College at the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration, and the 38th Session of the PERF Senior Management Institute for Police. He earned a Bachelor of Arts and Science Degree from the University of North Texas and a Master’s Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at Arlington. 

Prior to joining NRHPD, he served four years in the United States Air Force. Mike and his wife, Tanya, have been married for 41 years. They have two children and six grandchildren.

Police Chief Mike Young stands in front of NRHPD patrol vehicle.

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