About Chief Cook
Christopher Cook was appointed as the 11th Chief of Police for the City of White Settlement on April 4, 2022. Chief Cook has 28-years of law enforcement experience spanning across three departments, most notably with the Arlington, Texas Police Department where he assailed through the ranks to the position of Deputy Police Chief. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia College. As part of furthering his education, he is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree from Tarleton State University.
Chief Cook is an active member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Texas Police Chiefs Association, North Texas Police Chiefs Association, and the Police Executive Research Forum. He was appointed to serve on the Executive Advisory Board for the Caruth Police Institute in 2023. Chief Cook is the Immediate Past President of the National Information Officers Association. He is the current Regional Vice Chair for the International Association of Chiefs of Police Public Information Officers Section. He previously held the post of Chair for the Major Cities Chiefs Association Public Information Officers Committee, an international organization of the largest 78 police agencies across the United States and Canada.
Chief Cook started his career with the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office after graduating from Class #64 of the Tarrant County College Police Academy in May 1995, following service in the United States Air Force. Commissioned as a Deputy Sheriff, Cook worked in confinement operations at the Tarrant County Corrections Center and communications at TCSO's Dispatch Center.