Police Chief

City of Southlake Career

  • Police Chief: June, 2015 - present
  • Assistant Police Chief: February, 2013 - June, 2015
  • Southlake Community Involvement
  • Southlake Citizens Academy
  • Citizens on Patrol (COP)
  • Volunteers in Police Services (VIPs)

Education and Professional Certificates

  • Master's Degree in Business Administration from the American Military University
  • Bachelor's Degree of Applied Arts & Sciences, Midwestern State University
  • National Tactical Officer's SWAT Command and Decision Making certification
  • Less Lethal Instructor
  • Certified Negotiator
  • TCLEOSE SWAT Certification
  • TCLEOSE Master Peace Officer and Instructor
  • Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Supervisor certification

Honors and Affiliations

  • Life Saving Award (2001)
  • Certificate of Merit Award for management of the SWAT Team (2010)
  • The Texas Tactical Police Officer’s Association's Excellence Award (2009)


  • Texas Tactical Police Officer's Association
  • Police Executive Research Forum
  • North Texas Police Chiefs Association
  • Texas Narcotics Officers Association

Previous Experience

  • Corpus Christi Police Department (1999-2013)
  • Captain, Organized Crime Unit
  • Officer, Lieutenant, Captain of SWAT
  • Lieutenant and Captain of the Bomb Squad
  • Captain, Office of Accountability
  • Captain, Uniform Division
  • Supervised the Corpus Christi Police Department's involvement in the Joint Terrorism Task Force and Safestreets Task Force
  • Supervision of the Corpus Christi Police Department's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
  • Procurement of well over $1 million worth of equipment through Homeland Security grants
  1. Chief Brandon standing next to the American flag

    James Brandon

    Police Chief