Grapevine Police Department has a new assistant police chief, Mike Hamlin, who took the post on Jan. 19.
Chief Hamlin served North Richland Hills for 30 years, starting as a police officer in 1985 and rising through the leadership ranks where he became assistant chief of police in January.
While in North Richland Hills, he acquired and implemented a number of programs and projects, including implementing the first bike patrol unit, developing and instituting a part-time police officer program to assist full-time police officers and designing and implementing a civilian public service officer program.
During his service, Hamlin was awarded the department’s officer of the year award and was twice awarded the department’s supervisor of the year award.
A native of Waco, Chief Hamlin earned a bachelor of arts in criminology and criminal Justice from the University of Texas at Arlington and a master of science in criminal justice leadership and management from Sam Houston State University.
He is a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy and the Senior Management Institute for Police and is licensed by the state of Texas as a polygraph examiner.
Marty Sabota, 817-390-7367