Mike Young

Title: Chief of Police
Phone: 817-427-7000
male police chief standing in front of police cruiser

Mike Young currently has over 38 years of experience in law enforcement, with an additional four years’ of experience in enlisted service with the United States Air Force. He 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 over the Operations Bureau of the department. Since becoming a part of the executive team of the North Richland Police Department, he has served as the leader of every division and bureau of the agency. These areas include patrol, traffic, SWAT, criminal investigations, internal affairs, training, hiring, range master, dispatch communications, jail, records management, logistics, fleet, budget, and evidence preservation. He holds a Master Peace Officer’s License with the State of Texas. Mike Young 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. Mike Young holds 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. In 1989 he received the Medal of Honor, the department’s highest award. He has been married for 41 years to his wife Tanya Young. He has two children and six grandchildren. When he has spare time, Mike likes to go on tropical vacations and scuba dive.  


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