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City of Rowlett announces promotion of Michael Godfrey to Police Chief

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City of Rowlett is pleased to announce the promotion of Assistant Chief Michael Godfrey to Police Chief, effective February 19, 2020! Chief Godfrey will officially assume his new role when current Chief Mike Brodnax retires on February 18, after almost eight years of service to the City.

Assistant Chief Michael Godfrey will be promoted to Police Chief, effective February 19, 2020

Chief Godfrey is an innovative police leader with a master’s degree in criminal justice from Tarleton State University. He has over 23 years of law enforcement experience, the last four years at an executive level and the previous ten years at a mid-management level. Chief Godfrey has been with the Rowlett Police Department for 20 years, serving first as a Police Officer, then Sergeant in the Patrol, Administration, and Traffic Divisions before a promotion to Lieutenant of Support Services in 2013. Among other accomplishments, in that role he implemented the Crisis Assistance Program. Promoted to Assistant Chief in 2015, he oversaw department operations to include Patrol, Support Services, Criminal Investigations, and Community Services and has been instrumental in the development and administration of a $12 million department budget. Chief Godfrey has proven adept at managing personnel matters, enhancing staff careers, creating and updating standard operating procedures, and coordinating special department programs. He is also very experienced with department and city-wide strategic planning, creating and updating city council resolutions and ordinances, and working with numerous multi-department city committees.

“The Rowlett Police Department ranks among the finest police agencies in Texas,” said Chief Michael Godfrey. “The men and women of this department exemplify professionalism and their dedication and commitment to serving the citizens of Rowlett is unequaled. I am honored to lead them and look forward to continuing my personal commitment of service to others.”

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Information courtesy of City of Rowlett

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