David Shilson named Frisco police chief

Deputy Chief David Shilson will assume his role as Frisco police chief Nov. 1.

Deputy Chief David Shilson will assume his role as Frisco police chief Nov. 1.

Deputy Chief David Shilson will be promoted to Frisco police chief beginning Nov. 1, according to a city news release.

Interim Police Chief Greg Ward has been serving in his position since June after former Chief John Bruce retired after 23 years. Ward will return to his previous role as assistant chief, according to the release.

Shilson was one of three finalists for the position; the other two finalists had experience with the Dallas Police Department. Finalists were chosen from an original pool of 71 candidates, according to the release.

“It’s an honor to be asked to serve as police chief in a great city with such an outstanding [police] department,” Shilson said in the release. “It’s very humbling. I’m going to do everything in my power to make sure we continue to provide excellent service to our citizens. I’m also committed to ensuring our officers are well trained and equipped to face whatever situation comes their way.”

With 20 years in law enforcement, Shilson has spent 17 of those years with the Frisco Police Department. He served as deputy chief over three of the department's bureaus: investigations, operations and services. Shilson also served as lieutenant in administrative services.

“I’m very proud to promote Chief Shilson to oversee the Frisco Police Department,” Frisco City Manager George Purefoy said in the release. “We conducted a national search, which netted impressive candidates from around the country. In the end, we found the best person for the job here at home. Our nationally accredited department has a history of excellence and a reputation for providing exceptional service to our residents, businesses and visitors. I’m confident Chief Shilson will lead with integrity, compassion and commitment.”



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