Jimmy Perdue oversees the city's public safety services, including police, fire and emergency management.
Mr. Perdue earned a bachelor's of arts and science degree from Dallas Baptist University and a master's in criminal justice from the University of North Texas. He holds a Permanent Peace Officers license for the State of Texas, a Master Peace Officers License and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.
Mr. Perdue began his career with the Irving Police Department in 1982 and moved up the ranks to the position of assistant chief of police. He joined the City of North Richland Hills in 2005 as police chief. He was promoted to the City Manager's Office in 2008 and was named director of public safety in 2009.