Police Chief Jimmy Perdue has 33 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.