Flower Mound Police Chief Kenneth Brooker announced his retirement Thursday effective June 30, 2013.
“I have decided to retire after serving the public for almost 40 years in law enforcement,” said Brooker. “I have truly enjoyed the past 30 years associating and working with members of the police department, the town and this wonderful community.”
Brooker is the longest serving police chief and police officer in the history of Flower Mound.
“He has had a tremendous impact on this town and I am grateful for his long tenure,” said Town Manager Jimmy Stathatos.
Brooker was hired on Jan. 3, 1983 as a FMPD police officer and rose up the ranks to sergeant in October 1983, lieutenant in September 1985, captain in March 1998 and Chief of Police on Feb. 19 1999.
“The Police Department has grown immensely during this time and is one of the most admired and envied in the State of Texas, which is a reflection on the hard work of current and previous employees,” said Brooker.
“I am thankful for the opportunity given to me serve this great community and proud to have played a role in the development of this organization.”