Carrollton Names New Assistant Police Chief
Carrollton Police Chief Derick Miller has announced the promotion of Commander Paul Fritz to Assistant Police Chief, effective Monday, June 10.
Fritz will assume command of the Investigative and Management Services Bureau which includes the Criminal Investigations Division, Covert Investigations, the Intelligence Division, School Resource Officers, Training, Public Affairs/Media Relations, Personnel, Compliance, Fiscal Affairs, the Business Services/Records Unit, and Jail Operations.
Fritz will promote to the rank of Assistant Chief with a law enforcement career spanning more than three decades. He began as a prison guard at the Texas Department of Corrections in Huntsville in 1984 and went on to serve as a Dallas Police Officer from 1988 to 1996. After several years in the private sector, Fritz returned to public service in 2003, eventually joining the Carrollton Police Department, where he has served in a variety of roles including officer, narcotics detective, bicycle officer, SWAT operator, SWAT team leader, K-9 Sergeant, and CID Sergeant.
In 2016, Fritz was recognized as the Carrollton Police Department Supervisor of the Year, and in 2017, was promoted to commander assigned to the Patrol Division.
“Commander Fritz is a valuable asset to the Carrollton Police Department,” Miller said. “His hard work, passion, and open-mindedness as a leader have allowed the police officers under his guidance to be highly successful, and Carrollton is proud to expand his responsibilities in the department in his new role as Assistant Police Chief.”
Fritz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in law enforcement and police science from Sam Houston State University. In 2014, with the support of his wife and family, he completed a goal he first set out to accomplish in 1987 by returning to Sam Houston State University to complete his Master of Science in criminal justice leadership and management. Fritz also recently graduated from Texas Christian University’s inaugural Leadership, Executive, and Administrative Development elite graduate certificate program designed to develop law enforcement leaders.
Fritz succeeds Assistant Chief Mike Martin, who recently retired after 37 years of service to the Carrollton Police Department.For more information on the Carrollton Police Department, visit cityofcarrollton.com/police.