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Mac Tristan

Chief of Police Mac Tristan

Mac Tristan is a 29½ year veteran of the Carrollton Police Department. He promoted through the ranks to the position of Assistant Chief of Police, where he served for 17 years. He worked as Bureau Chief for each of the three Bureaus’ of the Carrollton Police Department and has been responsible for every Division and Unit of the department during his career.


On January 24, 2011, Chief Tristan was sworn in as Chief of Police for the City of Coppell Police Department. It is only the second job Chief Tristan has had since graduating from college. 


Chief Tristan received his Bachelor’s Degree from Sam Houston State University, where he graduated with Honors. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the Senior Management Institute for Police, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the U.S. Army War College Strategic Implementation Seminar in Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. 


Chief Tristan believes strongly in Problem Oriented Policing and Servant Leadership. He not only teaches the subject, he has successfully implemented this philosophy in every Bureau and department he has managed. He has lectured on Leadership, Problem Oriented Policing, and the Servant Leadership style of Management.


Contact Info:


Coppell Police Department

130 Town Center Blvd

Coppell, Texas





Main #------972-304-3600

Office #---- 972-304-3602

Fax #------ 972-304-3535​