Lauretta Hill’s dedication to law enforcement professionalism spans more than 20 years. The majority of her service was with the Arlington Texas Police Department where she ascended to the rank of Assistant Police Chief. The Arlington Police Department, a flagship CALEA agency, is known for its commitment to community policing and being at the forefront of developing of best practices in law enforcement. Chief Hill oversaw a staff of 300 employees in the Support Services and Technical Services Divisions.
During her tenure in Arlington, Chief Hill was responsible for security operations and command of all special events which included: Super Bowl XLV 2011, NBA All-star game 2010, MLB World Service 2010-2011, and the NCAA Final Four Basketball 2014. In addition, she oversaw and participated in the national discussion for police utilization of Small-Unmanned Aviation System (SUAS) vehicles in urban areas. The Arlington Police Department was the first agency to receive a Certificate of Authorization (COA) to operate in an urban area.
Chief Hill holds a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Criminology/Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Master’s of Liberal Arts Degree from Texas Christian University. She is a graduate of FBI National Academy and Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) Senior Management Institute for Police. She is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), and PERF.
Chief Hill received the Distinguished Service Award, Officer of the Year Award, A proclamation from the Texas State Senate, Distinguished Alumni Award, and Community Service Award for her commitment to the law enforcement profession.