Arlington Police Department Deputy Chief Brook Rollins was named the new chief of police in Lewisville on Dec. 14.

Rollins will replace Kevin Deaver, who is retiring Feb. 29 after more than 35 years of public service. He’s spent the last 25 years in Lewisville and the past five as chief.

The city used executive recruiting firm Mosaic Public Partners to lead a candidate search that yielded more than 60 applicants, according to a news release.

“Chief Rollins brings with him a wealth of experience, dedication and a commitment to fostering community trust,” Lewisville City Manager Claire Powell said in a news release. “Our selection process was exceedingly thorough, and Rollins received strong support from community members, employees and interview panels. With a focus on innovation, transparency, data and community engagement, he is poised to effectively lead our police department in furthering community safety and collaboration.”

A closer look

Rollins will officially assume command of the Lewisville Police Department on Feb. 1.

He’s been with the Arlington Police Department for the past 21 years. He’s served as a patrol officer, field training officer, auto theft detective, SWAT team member, patrol supervisor, criminal investigation division supervisor, SWAT team supervisor, patrol commander, training commander and technical service commander before his most recent job.

He started the drone program for the police department in 2012, according to a news release.

The details

Rollins is a graduate of Coppell High School and later earned degrees from Texas A&M University and The University of Texas at Arlington.

In addition to his police duties, he’s been an adjunct instructor at The University of Texas at Arlington and is the head of team security for the WNBA’s Dallas Wings, according to his LinkedIn page.

What they’re saying

“I am truly humbled by the opportunity to put on the Lewisville badge and work alongside the great people of the Lewisville Police Department,” Rollins said in a news release. “Working together with our community as partners, I know we will achieve great success.”