Dr. Tarrick McGuire

Tarrick McGuire began a career in public service with the Arlington, Texas, Police Department in 2003. During his tenure, he has served in multiple positions before being appointed to Assistant Police Chief in 2022. As a nationally recognized public speaker and published author, Chief McGuire has been a leading authority on community police relations, police pattern and practice, evidence-based policing, and public policy.

In 2016, Chief McGuire served as a law enforcement fellow with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) contributing research and technical assistance to police departments on 21st century policing. During this period, Chief McGuire worked with the Department of Justice COPS Office and Obama White House Administration to improve policing practices, policy, and community-police relations.

Chief McGuire received the IACP 40 Under 40 Award, the Anthony L. Sutin Department of Justice COPS Office Award for his work in community police relations, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Award for Governmental Leadership. In 2020, he was inducted into the Evidence-Based Policing Hall of Fame.

Chief McGuire has earned a B.S. in Speech Communications from Oklahoma State University, a M.A. in Christian Leadership from Criswell College, and a Doctor of Public Administration from California Baptist University.