Lewisville Police Chief Brook Rollins announced April 26 the department has hired Donald Fulbright as the assistant chief of police over the patrol bureau.

The details

Fulbright, who is a lieutenant for the Arlington Police Department, will replace Chris Clements, who retired earlier this year. He will start the new position June 5, according to a news release.

“Lieutenant Fulbright has a vast and diverse background in law enforcement that will be of great value to the Lewisville Police Department,” Rollins said in a news release. “His strategic, operational and relational expertise were qualities that stuck out during the interview process. But most noteworthy was his passion for caring for his employees as if they were his own family. As the police chief, it was important for me to find the right experience, expertise and personality to integrate with the members of LPD, the city and the community. Lieutenant Fulbright is the perfect fit.”

The background

Fulbright has worked at the Arlington Police Department for more than 22 years. He’s held a variety of roles, including patrol officer, accident investigator, detective, robbery/gang unit supervisor, patrol commander and special events/event management command, and is serving as the SWAT/fugitive unit commander.

He has a bachelor's degree from Tarleton State University and a master’s degree from The University of Texas at Arlington.

What they’re saying

“I am excited to join the Lewisville Police Department,” Fulbright said in a news release. “The atmosphere of teamwork, communication and transparency within LPD are values that I also hold close to my heart. I cannot imagine a better community for me and my family. To the community, and the men and women of the Lewisville Police Department, I am excited to work alongside each of you and look forward to getting to know all of you.”