Saturday, August 20, 2022

New Assistant Chief of Police Named

Chief James Brandon recently promoted Lieutenant Ashleigh Douglas to Assistant Chief of Police for the City of Southlake.  Chief Douglas has worked in law enforcement for 22 years, and she has been with the Southlake Police Department since 2000.

Ashleigh Douglas Assistant Chief of Police

Ashleigh Douglas
Assistant Chief of Police

Chief Douglas has served as a divisional commander for the last 12 years.  Some of her duties have included oversight of the patrol division, criminal investigation division, and professional standards division, as well as budget and business plan preparation, planning and research and internal affairs.  “Chief Douglas consistently represents the City’s values and sets a great example for all in the Police Department.  Her promotion will be an integral part of the Police Department’s future,” said Chief Brandon.

Assist Chief A. Douglas with Police Chief J. Brandon

Assist Chief A. Douglas with Police Chief J. Brandon

Chief Douglas has already begun a seamless transition into her new role. “I am honored to continue serving the citizens of Southlake as the Assistant Chief of Police. I am fully committed to the tenets of community policing and to enhancing public safety.” 

Chief Douglas has a Master’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Texas in Arlington.  She is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Session 242, and the Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP), Police Executive Research Forum (PERF).


A.C. Douglas’ father pinning her


A.C. Douglas  with her Parents

A.C. Douglas with her Parents

New Assistant Police Chief James Brandon

The City’s new Assistant Police Chief James Brandon joined the Southlake Police Department on Monday, February 18th. Brandon brings with him more than 17 years of experience in law enforcement most recently from the Corpus Christi Police Department.

Assistant Police Chief James Brandon

Other career highlights include; working on high level task forces such as the FBI’s Safe streets program, the Joint Terrorism Task Force and CCPD’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force to name a few.

Brandon has also received numerous awards and citations including a Life Saving Award, Merit Award for management of the SWAT Team and The Texas Tactical Police Officer’s Association of Excellence Award.

Brandon has been married to his wife Paige for 12 years and has two sons, Luke, 9 and Wyatt, 7.