Police Chief Jimmy Perdue was recently sworn in as the newest President of the Texas Police Chiefs Association (TPCA). Perdue has been a member of the TPCA for many years and remains actively involved in the organization as his agency maintains its accreditation status year over year.
Chief Perdue brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise, having served in law enforcement for over forty years. He began his career in policing with the Irving (TX) Police Department in 1982 and promoted through the ranks to Assistant Chief of Police. He was appointed Chief of Police for the North Richland Hills (TX) Police Department in 2005, where he has served ever since. Chief Perdue holds a Permanent Peace Officers License and has a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences from Dallas Baptist University. Perdue also has a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Texas. He is also active in many professional organizations.
"The Texas Police Chiefs Association is dedicated to proficiency in our law enforcement community and holds true to its label as the 'voice of professional policing in Texas.' The opportunity to lead such a prestigious organization is something I am humbled to accept," shares Perdue. "Over the next year, I look forward to encouraging growth in the organization and the Best Practices Accreditation Program. Together with my peers on the board, we will work closely to adhere to the organization's mission, 'To promote and maintain the highest standards of the police profession through selection and training of law enforcement officers and police personnel.' I am eager to get started and am looking forward to the remarkable things the group will accomplish."