Billy J. Cordell was sworn in as Burleson’s tenth police chief on June 2, 2015. He retired as a deputy chief from the Fort Worth Police Department where he served since 1985. The Burleson Police Department consists of sixty-four sworn officers and twenty-one civilian support staff.
Chief Cordell has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master's degree in Criminal Justice from Tarleton State University, holds a Masters Peace Officers Certificate from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, and graduated from the FBI National Academy in 2000.
Chief Cordell is a strong advocate for building community partnerships and believes these relationships form the foundation for trust and accountability. He embraces the Community Policing philosophy and understands the servant role of law enforcement. Chief Cordell notes, “It is an honor and a privilege to serve as Burleson’s Police Chief.”