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New Top Cop In Arlington

Mar 18, 2013

Arlington's new police chief, Will Johnson. Chief Johnson will be the 15th police chief appointed since 1915.
Credit Courtesy of Arlington Police Department.

 The city of Arlington has a new police chief. Will Johnson is being sworn in this afternoon at the Arlington Convention Center. Johnson is already familiar with the job –nearly a year ago he began serving as acting police chief when Theron Bowman was tapped to become a deputy city manager.

As interim police chief, Johnson led the Arlington police response to the tornado that struck the city last spring. Johnson has 18 years’ experience as a police officer and 16 years with the City of Arlington. As a city employee he’s worked in internal affairs, media relations, crime prevention, patrol, and as a bicycle officer.