Carrollton Police Chief Roberto Arredondo has announced the appointment of Commander Vic Humphrey as the new Assistant Police Chief, effective Tuesday, December 12.
Currently serving as the head of the Criminal Investigations Division in one of Carrollton's eight Police Commander roles, Humphrey brings nine years of experience at the rank of Commander to his new position. He will be stepping into the role left vacant by former Carrollton Assistant Chief Paul Fritz, who was appointed as Assistant Chief for the City of Farmers Branch in November.
In his new capacity, Humphrey will take charge of the Investigations Bureau, overseeing Investigative and Business Services.
Chief Arredondo expressed pride in the selection of Humphrey, stating, “I’m proud to promote Vic Humphrey as our new Assistant Chief. This was an extremely tough decision, as we had seven internal candidates who each represented themselves and the department well. It’s exciting to see the talent we have in the Carrollton Police Department.”
Arredondo highlighted Humphrey's extensive police knowledge and experience in complex criminal investigations, civil service employment matters, and administrative functions as key factors in his appointment. "His ability to treat people well while still accomplishing the mission and reaching departmental goals sets him up for success,” Arredondo added.
With a 31-year tenure at the Carrollton Police Department, Humphrey has served in various capacities, including Operations, Intelligence, Internal Affairs, Hostage Negotiations, Narcotics, Arson Investigations, Special Victims, Traffic, School Resource, Street Crimes, and Fiscal Affairs areas.
Expressing gratitude for the opportunities provided by the Carrollton Police Department, Humphrey said, “I’m honored to step into this new role. The Carrollton Police Department has given me tremendous opportunity to develop as an officer, investigator, leader, and mentor for the next generation of police officers and supervisors.”
Humphrey outlined his professional goals, stating, “I look forward to working as Assistant Chief to continue to improve the agency and expand the influence of my role through community engagement. My professional goals consist of serving the community and citizens of Carrollton through transparency, accountability, and procedural justice.”
Humphrey holds a Master Peace Officer license through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University. Additionally, he possesses a Master Certificate in Criminal Justice Leadership from the University of Virginia and has graduated from the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Policing, the FBI National Academy Section #274, and the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration’s School of Police Supervision.
His previous accolades include multiple Meritorious Conduct Awards, a Team Police Achievement Award, a Life Saving Award, Officer of the Month, and an Excellence in Service Award.