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City of Coppell Honors Chief of Police Mac Tristan for Years of Service

After eight years of service to the City of Coppell, Chief of Police, Macario "Mac" Tristan, announced his retirement effective November 30, 2018. The City will host a reception in his honor from 2 - 4 p.m. on Friday, November 30th at the Coppell Town Center Atrium, 255 Parkway Blvd. During the reception, attendees will celebrate Tristan's many accomplishments and thank him for his dedication to the safety of Coppell's residents.

Tristan was sworn in as Coppell's Chief of Police in January 2011. He came to Coppell after serving more than 29 years with the City of Carrollton Police Department.

During his tenure at the City of Coppell, Tristan implemented several new programs and services, including the closing of the city's jail operation, a new radio system project, the new combined dispatch center, innovative practices in hiring, training and policing, and the new alcohol teen diversion program.

Chief Tristan believes strongly in problem-oriented policing and servant leadership. He has successfully implemented this philosophy in every bureau and department he has led, including the Coppell Police Department. He lectures and consults on these practices all around the world. Tristan has worked with the Chinese National Police, the Swedish National Police and the Stockholm Criminology Symposium.

Prior to his career in law enforcement, Chief Tristan received his bachelor's degree from Sam Houston State University, where he graduated with honors. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the Senior Management Institute for Police, John F. Kennedy School of Government, and the U.S. Army War College Strategic Implementation Seminar.

What Chief Tristan is most proud of during his tenure as Chief is the transition of the culture of the Coppell Police Department from a traditional command and control organization to an organization committed to living and serving based on the values and principles Servant Leadership.

Tristan has worked with several external businesses and community organizations throughout his time with the City. All are invited to attend the reception.​