There’s a new chief in town - literally. On Thursday the City of Hudson Oaks made it official, swearing in its new police chief, Michael Baldwin, during a special ceremony at city hall.
“This is a big deal,” Mayor of Hudson Oaks, Pat Deen said. “What we do here today...it’s more than swearing in a new police chief, it’s sending a message that Hudson Oaks has arrived. Five years ago we could not have gotten the caliber person that we have here today. That says a lot about Hudson Oaks.”
Baldwin said it was a pleasure to be in Hudson Oaks.
“I’m very honored and humbled that I was selected for this position,” Baldwin said. “There’s a lot this city wants to do and I’m thankful to be part of that. I look forward to getting started.”
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Baldwin comes to Hudson Oaks from the Fort Worth Police Department where he had served as captain. His career spans more than three decades where he managed the Communications Division, West Division, North Division, Special Projects, Data Management, Support Services, Staffing Management and Internal Affairs.
Although he has spent most of career in Fort Worth, Baldwin has lived in Parker County for 29 years.
“Chief Baldwin brings a wealth of experience to our department and with the explosive growth occurring in Parker County, Hudson Oaks is strategically investing in public safety,” Deen said. “I am excited to provide our existing officers with a leader of Michael’s caliber and look forward to the contributions he will make within the Parker County law enforcement community.”