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City of Coppell Deputy Police Chief Danny Barton has been selected as Coppell's new Police Chief following the retirement of Chief Mac Tristan. Barton will take over the position of Police Chief effective December 3, 2018.
Candidates for the position went through a thorough selection process that included a pre-screening, panel interviews, and a one-on-one interview with Mike Land, City Manager for the City of Coppell.
"After rigorous evaluation, we are confident that Danny is the perfect fit for Police Chief and for the City of Coppell," Mike Land stated. "Danny has a great vision for our community and the Police Department, and we look forward to working with him to bring that vision to fruition."
"I'll be leaving the department in good hands," Mac Tristan, Chief of Police, said. "I believe he is the right choice for the City. Danny is a model of servant leadership and he truly understands Coppell's culture. I'm looking forward to seeing what he does for our City in the years to come."
Barton served with the Coppell Police Department from 1997 to November 2001 as a patrol officer and Student Resource Officer (SRO) before transitioning into the private sector. Barton later returned to the Coppell PD in 2006. Since his return to Coppell, Barton has been promoted through the ranks, serving the Department as a Corporal, Sergeant and a Captain prior to being promoted to Deputy Chief in May of 2018.
For more information, call 972-304-3620.