Chief Steve Dye is a lifelong Texan who received his Bachelor of Science degree
from Sam Houston State University and his Master of Criminal Justice from Tarleton State University. He began his police career with the Houston Police Department in 1984 and also served with the Arlington and Garland Police Departments in various assignments including Patrol, SWAT, Street Level Narcotics, Mounted Patrol, and in the Traffic Unit as a Motorcycle Officer. Chief Dye was as an Assistant Chief in Garland and Chief in Colleyville before being selected as the Chief of Police for the Grand Prairie, Texas Police Department in July of 2011.
In 2018, Chief Dye was promoted to Deputy City Manager, as well as Chief of Police. His Deputy City Manager responsibilities include oversight and management of the city’s airport, housing and neighborhood services, and environmental services departments.