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To Emphasize Community Outreach, Carrollton Creates Executive Director of Public Safety Position

Post Date:08/23/2017 5:20 PM

rexTo further the ongoing Carrollton City Council goal of community outreach and engagement, the City of Carrollton is promoting Rex Redden, current Carrollton Police Chief, to the newly created position of Executive Director of Public Safety.  

This new position will be responsible for overseeing a strategic role in public safety engagement, focusing on administrative, operational, and fiscal oversight.  The primary focus will be on enhancing community engagement and outreach. 

“The vision of the City Council and the citizens has established Carrollton as a premier City in the Metroplex, and a City that values public input from our residents,” said City Manager Erin Rinehart.  “Our citizens will be proud of this new innovation from the City of Carrollton.  Rex’s proven ability to engage the Carrollton Community will enhance our already award-winning public safety departments and provide additional opportunities for including citizens in our governance process.”

Redden has been Police Chief for the Carrollton Police Department since 2010, and has over 30 years of law enforcement experience. His career path demonstrates extensive experience in both line and supervisory positions, and he is experienced in budget preparation, strategic planning, and operations management. He has extensive experience in Community-Oriented Policing, Problem Solving Policing and offers a progressive, ethical, and participative leadership style.

His professional education and training includes a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and extensive professional management training.  Redden is accomplished in developing and fostering both internal and community partnerships and has a record of community service including non-profit organization management of Community Lifeline Center and involvement with UNIDOS, a Spanish community outreach program.

Redden said, “I am looking forward to this new opportunity and working with our public safety departments and members of our community to continue to keep Carrollton a safe place to live, work, and visit.”

Redden will begin his new role as Executive Director of Public Safety on September 2.  The City will begin the hiring process for a new Police Chief in the coming months.  

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