Capt. Bobby Tillman is the latest interim police chief for the town of Trophy Club.

Interim City Manager Patrick Ariata announced the change during a July 25 meeting.

Ariata is the chief of police but had been serving as the interim city manager since March 28. During his time away from that role, Capt. Steve Woodward has been the interim chief for the past three months. Ariata's plan was to split duties between the department's two chiefs while he was away, according town officials.

What they are saying

“Capt. Woodard has done a fantastic job filling in at the police department,” Ariata said. “I’ve now turned that over to Capt. Tillman to take over for the next couple of months until we have a town manager and I move back. So, I just want to thank Capt. Woodward for his hard work and learning the job and filling in."

A closer look

Tillman has been with the department for five years, joining in 2018 as a captain after nearly 35 years working in law enforcement. According to the town of Trophy Club, Tillman has worked for the FBI, as a police officer and later as a police chief in previous positions. Tillman was first a police officer in Monroe, Louisiana, in 1983. He started with the FBI in 1990 in Jackson, Mississippi and in 2014 was transferred to Dallas. Tillman retired from the FBI in 2017. That same year, he was hired as the police chief at the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority.