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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 Danny Martin started his career with the Richardson Police Department in 1986. He was a patrol officer until 1992 when he was accepted as a Detective in the Criminal Investigations Division. Upon promotion to Sergeant he served in Youth Crimes, Patrol, Crime Prevention and as the Department’s primary Public Information Officer. In August of 2009 he was promoted to Captain of Patrol. He became Captain of the Investigative Division in July 2010. In November 2013 he became Assistant Chief of Operations. In November of 2017 he became Assistant Chief of Services. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at Arlington. He holds a Masters Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. In 2006 Martin graduated from the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration’s 42nd Police Management College. In July of 2010 he graduated from the Leadership Command College of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas. In addition, Martin serves local social service agency, Network of Community Ministries, as Chairman of their Audit Committee and as a member of their board of directors. He is a graduate of the Leadership Richardson program, Class XXVI. He is married with two children.


Assistant Chief MartinDanny Martin
Assistant Chief
Services Bureau

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 Operations Bureau, which includes executive command over both the Patrol and Investigative Operation Divisions for the Department. He has previously served as Assistant Chief of the Services Bureau; Captain of the Special Operations Division, where he had oversight over Crime Prevention, School Resource Officers, Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS), Training and Personnel, Records, Property & Evidence, and Detention; 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.


Assistant Chief Coby Pewitt PictureDr. Coby Pewitt
Assistant Chief
Operation Bureau