Gregory W. Rushin has served as Chief of the Plano Police Department, Plano, TX since November of 2001. The Plano Police Department is an accredited agency with 634 employees and is one of the safest cities in the country. Chief Rushin has a diverse law enforcement background, with over thirty-eight years of police experience.
Chief Rushin began his career as a Deputy Sheriff in Illinois. He is also a former FBI Agent, who served in the Washington, D.C. area during his tenure. Chief Rushin has a Bachelors Degree in Law Enforcement Administration and a Master of Science Degree in Human Relations and Business.
He holds a Certificate in Public Management from the University of Texas at Dallas. Chief Rushin is a graduate of the FBI Academy, the FBI National Academy, the Senior Management Institute for Police at Harvard, and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Program.
Chief Rushin is a past President of the Texas Police Chiefs Association (TPCA) and the North Texas Police Chiefs Association (NTPCA). He was also Chair of the North Texas High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) and the North Texas Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory (NTRCFL).
Chief Rushin is a lifetime member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), with over 20 years membership, a former executive board member, and has served on the legislative committee. He is a former Texas Representative and Secretary-Treasurer for the State Association of Chiefs of Police (SACOP).
Chief Rushin is active in his community, serves on several Boards of Directors, and is a Rotary member.