- Police Department
Chief Bryan Sylvester
Chief Sylvester holds a Bachelor’s degree from Southwest Texas State University, a Master Peace Officer License, is a graduate of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas, the Institute of Law Enforcement Administration Command Management College and the 235th class of the FBI National Academy.
Chief Sylvester serves on the Executive Boards of both the North Texas Police Chiefs and Texas Police Chiefs Associations, is a lead assessor for the Texas Police Chiefs Association’s Accreditation Program and serves as a committee chair on the Dallas County Criminal Justice Advisory Board.
Assistant Chief Steven Baxter
Assistant Chief Steven Baxter began his career with the Richardson Police Department as a police officer in July 1994. Throughout the 23 years of service to the City of Richardson community Steven Baxter worked in several areas of the department. Steven ended his career as the as the Captain over the Investigative Operations Bureau, which includes command over the investigative process, case filings and records management. Previous assignments include; Major Crimes Lieutenant and Property Crimes Lieutenant in Investigations, Lieutenant in Patrol Operations Division, Sergeant over Crimes Against Persons / Forgery & Fraud Unit, Patrol Sergeant, Detective and Patrol Officer. In addition, Steven served as a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics Unit from 2003 to 2016 serving as the SWAT Commander from 2009 to 2016.
Assistant Chief Baxter holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University, a Graduate Certificate in Local Government Management from The University of Texas at Dallas, a Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Education from the University of Virginia, is a graduate of the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (ILEA) School of Police Supervision and ILEA Management College as well as the Caruth Police Institute’s Executive Leadership Series. He is a graduate of the 282nd class of the FBI National Academy. He is married with two children and in his spare time runs marathons raising awareness and support for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society.