Richardson Police Department
Jul 28, 2021 12:00 PM
Gary Tittle - Chief of Police
Richardson Police Department

Chief of Police, Gary L. Tittle began his career with the Richardson Police Department in March 2018 as a Captain. Prior to that time, Gary spent over 30 years with the Dallas Police Department where he held every rank through Assistant Chief. During his Dallas tenure as an Assistant Chief, Gary was responsible for numerous work groups to include the Strategic Deployment Bureau, which includes SWAT, Traffic, Love Field, Gang and the Criminal Intelligence Unit. He also oversaw the Patrol Bureau and Narcotics Bureau.

Gary had the opportunity to serve as a community policing officer as Dallas began its community policing program. He also held a number of assignments at different ranks, from detective in Child Abuse and Domestic Violence to supervisor in Internal Affairs and Public Integrity, along with various patrol assignments and multiple administrative roles.

As a Captain for the Richardson Police Department, Gary has served as commander of Technical Services Division which is comprised of Communications, Detention, Crime Scene, and Property & Evidence. Also as a Captain, Gary commanded the Investigative Operations Divisions. In 2019, during the 86th Texas Legislative Session, Gary represented the Chief of Police regarding criminal justice related matters, a role he has fulfilled both in Dallas and Richardson since 2007.

Gary was promoted to Assistant Chief in March of 2020 and was assigned to  command the Operations Bureau which includes the Criminal Investigations Division and Patrol Division.

On June 1, 2021, Gary was appointed to Chief of Police for the Richardson Police Department. Chief Tittle is only the sixth Chief of Police in the history of RPD since 1955.

Chief Tittle has a Bachelor’s degree from Midwestern State University and a Master’s in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management from Sam Houston State University. He has also completed the Lieutenant Leadership Series at the Caruth Police Institute and is a graduate of the FBI’s National Academy and the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police.

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