Chief of Police
City of Coppell, Texas
Mac Tristan was selected as the new Chief of Police for Coppell in January 2011. He has more than 29 years of experience as a police officer. His career began in Carrollton, Texas, where he was promoted through the ranks to the position of Assistant Chief of Police. He worked as Bureau Chief for each of Carrollton's three Bureaus' and was responsible for every division and unit of the department during his career.
Chief Tristan received his Bachelor’s Degree from Sam Houston State University, where he graduated with Honors. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the Senior Management Institute for Police, John F. Kennedy School Government, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the U.S. Army War College Strategic Implementation Seminar in Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania.
Chief Tristan believes strongly in Problem Oriented Policing and Servant Leadership. He not only teaches the subject, he has successfully implemented this philosophy in every Bureau he has managed. He has lectured on Leadership, Problem Oriented Policing, and the Servant Leadership style of Management.
Chief of Police, City of Coppell
Assistant Chief of Police, City of Carrollton
Bachelor’s Degree from Sam Houston State University,
FBI National Academy,
Senior Management Institute for Police,