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.