Town Manager Matt Jones announced that Argyle Police Chief William “Tom” Tackett, submitted his retirement effective March 22, 2018. Chief Tackett began his career in Argyle as a reserve officer in April of 1992 and transitioned to a part-time Police Officer, appointed by the Town Council under the direction of former Mayor Yvonne Jenkins on March 22, 1994. He rose through the ranks serving as a full-time Police Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant and finally as Police Chief on April 26, 2000 after serving as the Acting Police Chief for six months. Not only is Tackett the most tenured Chief to serve Argyle, he is the longest tenured employee to serve the Town in its 55 year history.
“I know I speak for the entire organization in saying we owe Chief Tackett our utmost gratitude for his service and tenure here at the town. He has served this community for the last 25 years and we are forever grateful for his dedication.” said Jones. “We wish him and his family the best as he begins the next chapter in his life. Chief Tackett leaves a legacy of professionalism that will help guide the department well into the future.”
Tackett led the Police Department to receiving the designation of a Texas Police Chief’s Association Foundation Recognized Agency in 2013 and Re-Recognition last year.
"It has been my distinct honor and privilege to both live and work in this community over the last 25 years. I've spent more than half of my life at the Argyle Police Department and I look forward to the next chapter of life being written,” said Tackett. “This place we call Argyle is special and will remain near and dear to my heart and I will continue to seek out new ways to serve our community. I want all of the citizens to know that the Argyle Police Department is made up of the finest men and women I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Know that as you go about your daily business and even as you sleep they always stand ready in the gap to protect and serve you. Stay safe."
A reception in Chief Tackett’s honor will be held at Argyle Town Hall on Wednesday, March 21st at 4:00 p.m. Captain Temple Cottle, an 18 year veteran of the department, has been named as Interim Police Chief.