With the upcoming retirement of long-time Flower Mound Police Chief Kenneth Brooker, the town has begun searching for the next leader of the Flower Mound Police Department.
On June 7, Flower Mound Town Manager Jimmy Stathatos selected former Carrollton Police Chief David James as Interim Police Chief.
“We are honored to have Mr. James serve as our Interim Police Chief,” said Stathatos. “He is widely-regarded as an icon of law enforcement and has more than 26 years of experience to bring to the table.
“I am confident our Police Department will continue to thrive under Mr. James’ leadership and he will make every effort to provide a seamless transition.”
James served the Dallas Police Department for more than 20 years, and as the Chief of Police for Carrollton for 15 years. During that time, Governor Rick Perry appointed him as a Commissioner for the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education.
James also served as president of both the North Texas Police Chiefs Association and the Texas Police Chiefs Association.
Upon retirement from the City of Carrollton, he began a consulting firm that provides leadership training for police departments and has since served as Interim Police Chief for the City of Colleyville.
James will begin his work as FMPD Interim Police Chief on July 1.
During James’ tenure in Flower Mound, the Town will be working closely with Strategic Government Resources to recruit a permanent Police Chief. The search is expected to take approximately three months.