Office of the Chief
Chief of Police
Cody Phillips was appointed Chief of Police in May, 2016. Phillips began his career as a Public Safety Officer in 1996 and has 20 years of experience in law enforcement. He was hired in October 1999 by the Haltom City Police Department as a police officer.
While serving for the Haltom City Police Department, Chief Phillips has served as a patrol officer, traffic officer, detective, and SWAT operator. In 2008 he was promoted to Corporal and assigned to the Professional Standards unit, where he served until his promotion in 2009 to Patrol Sergeant. He was promoted to Captain in 2015. As a Captain he oversaw night patrol operations, K-9, and the implementation of the CAD/RMS system with the shared service partner cities of North Richland Hills, Watauga, and Richland Hills. During his tenure Chief Phillips was selected by his peers for rookie officer of the year and supervisor of the year on three occasions.
Chief Phillips has a Master Peace Officer License, is a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement licensed police instructor, and a graduate of The Institute of Law Enforcement Administration Police School of Supervision.
Police Administration is comprised of the Chief of Police, four Police Captains and an Administrative Assistant. Members of Police Administration strive to stay on the cutting-edge of policing by implementing the management practices and procedures that will best ensure the safety and security of Haltom City citizens. Under the direction of the Chief of Police, the lieutenants manage the day-to-day operations of the department, which has 76 sworn officers and 23 civilian personnel.