Gary Tittle was sworn in Tuesday as Richardson’s Chief of Police. Tittle takes over for Chief Jim Spivey, who retired May 31.

Tittle has been with the Richardson Police Department since March 2018. He started as a captain over the department’s Technical Services Division and was promoted to various positions within the department before being promoted to assistant chief in March 2020.

Tittle started his career with the Dallas Police Department as a patrol officer in 1987. He served more than 30 years with Dallas PD, progressing through the ranks, attaining the title of assistant chief at the height of his career there. During his time in Dallas, Tittle gained law enforcement experience and accolades serving in multiple areas including work as a patrol officer, detective, supervisor over internal affairs and public integrity divisions, held various appointments to community boards and served as a liaison with state legislators.