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Chief Jimmy L. Spivey has been with the Richardson Police Department since September 1995.  Chief Spivey spent the preceding 25 years with the Dallas Police Department, where he served in virtually every area of the Department, including over 12 years in the Patrol Division.  In his last assignment with DPD, he served as the Departmental Legislative Liaison.  Since coming to the Richardson Police Department, he has served as Administrative Services Captain and Patrol Captain.  In July 2002, he was promoted to Assistant Chief of the Operations Bureau.  In August 2009 he was appointed Chief of the Richardson Police Department.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Dallas.  Chief Spivey is a graduate of Leadership Richardson Class XXV.  He serves as a member of the executive committee on the Dallas County Criminal Justice Advisory Board and serves as Chair for the Law Enforcement Committee; serves on the Criminal Justice Curriculum advisory board for the University of North Texas. 


Chief Spivey PictureJimmy L. Spivey 
Chief of Police

Assistant Chief Coby Pewitt joined the Richardson Police Department as a police officer in 1996, after growing up in Richardson, Texas and serving as a youth member of the Richardson Police Department Explorer Post #761. He currently serves as the Assistant Chief over the Administration Bureau, which includes executive command over Professional Standards, Training, Fiscal Affairs, Crime Prevention, Honor Guard, Facility and Information Technology for the Department. He has previously served as Assistant Chief of the Services Bureau; Captain of the Special Operations Division; a Lieutenant in both the Patrol and Investigative Operations Divisions; a Sergeant in the Crime Prevention Unit; and a Crimes Against Persons / Forgery & Fraud Detective. Dr. Pewitt received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration (1996) from the University of North Texas. He received a Masters of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Dallas’ Naveen Jindal School of Management in 2002. He was awarded a Doctoral degree in Public Affairs from The University of Texas at Dallas’ School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences in 2014. Dr. Pewitt is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Session 273, Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (ILEA) 84th Class of Supervision, the 67th LEMIT Leadership Command College, and the ILEA 49th School of Executive Leadership, where he served as class president.  He is also a graduate of Leadership Richardson Class 32 and currently serves on the Leadership Richardson Alumni Association (LRAA) Board of Directors.  Dr. Pewitt also serves on the Advisory Council for the Boys and Girls Club of Richardson. In his spare time, he is a passionate volunteer for the North Texas Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 

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Dr. Coby Pewitt
Assistant Chief

 Assistant Chief Michael Bussiere joined the Richardson Police Department in 2016. He currently serves as the Assistant Chief over the Services Bureau. He began his career with the Lewiston (Maine) Police Department in 1990 as a Patrol Officer and was later assigned to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and worked undercover on several high-profile drug investigations. He also served in the role of Field Training Officer, and as a Crisis/Hostage Negotiator and was promoted to Detective in 1997 and assigned to the Violent Crimes investigative unit. In 1998, he was promoted to Sergeant and in 2002 he was promoted to Deputy Chief. In 2009 he was appointed as the Chief of Police in Lewiston and headed that agency for seven years before joining the RPD. At the Richardson Police Department, Assistant Chief Bussiere most recently headed up the Patrol Operations Division and previously served as Captain of the Technical Services Division. He previously served on the Criminal Justice Advisory Board at Central Maine Community College and as a Governor’s appointee to the Maine Commission on Domestic and Sexual Abuse. Assistant Chief Bussiere holds a B.A. in Criminology from the University of Southern Maine and completed the Command Training Program at Babson College. He is a graduate of the 222nd session of the F.B.I. National Academy in Quantico VA and the Senior Executives of State and Local Government at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Assistant Chief Bussiere has been an Assessor with CALEA since 2004 and serves as a Team Leader conducting on-site accreditation assessments of other law enforcement agencies in the United States and Canada. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Network of Community Ministries in Richardson and is a current class member of the Leadership Richardson program, Class XXXV.


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Assistant Chief

Assistant Chief Gary L. Tittle began his career with the Richardson Police Department in March 2018 as a Captain. Prior to that time, Gary spent over 30 years with the Dallas Police Department where he held every rank through Assistant Chief. During his Dallas tenure, Assistant Chief Tittle was responsible for numerous work groups to include the Strategic Deployment Bureau, which includes SWAT, Traffic, Love Field, Gang and the Criminal Intelligence Unit. He also oversaw the Patrol Bureau and Narcotics Bureau. As a Captain for the Richardson Police Department, Assistant Chief Tittle has served as commander of Technical Services Division to include Communications, Detention, Crime Scene, and Property & Evidence. Most recently, Assistant Chief Tittle commanded the Investigative Operations Divisions. In 2019, during the 86th Texas Legislative Session, Gary represented the Chief of Police regarding criminal justice related matters, a role he has fulfilled since 2007. Assistant Chief Tittle now commands the Operations Bureau to include the Investigative Division and Patrol Division. Assistant Chief Tittle has a Bachelor’s degree from Midwestern State University and a Master’s in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management from Sam Houston State University. He has also completed the Lieutenant Leadership Series at the Caruth Police Institute and is a graduate of the FBI’s National Academy and the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police.


Gary Tittle
Assistant Chief