Assistant Chief - Investigative Services Bureau
Assistant Chief Brian Redburn started his police career with Irving as a patrol officer in December 1996. Before joining the police department, he was a probation officer at the Florida Department of Corrections and, later, at the Dallas County Community Supervision and Corrections Department.
Redburn has served in various supervisory and command capacities throughout the organization, including Patrol, Personnel, Internal Affairs and Special Operations. He was appointed Assistant Chief of Police in 2015.
Redburn is an attorney licensed to practice law by the State Bar of Texas. He completed his undergraduate education at Florida State University in Tallahassee, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology and Political Science. In 2013, he earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence, cum laude, from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (now Texas A&M School of Law), finishing in the top 10 percent of his graduating class. While in law school he was selected to serve as a staff member on the school’s flagship journal, the "Texas Wesleyan Law Review." He is a graduate of the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration’s 51st School of Executive Leadership and the 60th Session of the Senior Management Institute for Police, sponsored by the Police Executive Research Forum.
Assistant Chief - Administrative Services Bureau
Assistant Chief Darren Steele joined the Irving Police Department in February 1999 after serving five years with the Carrollton Police Department. He was promoted to sergeant in 2004, to lieutenant in 2007, to captain in 2012 and was selected as an assistant chief in March of 2017.
He has served in the Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Community Services, Personnel and Internal Affairs Divisions.
Steele holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Political Science from Texas Tech University and a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Oklahoma. He is also a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum’s 52nd Session of the Senior Management Institute for Police and the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration’s 51st School of Executive Leadership.
Assistant Chief - Field Operations Bureau
Assistant Chief Sam Hall began his career with the Irving Police Department in 1991 as a detention officer. He became a police officer in 1997 and graduated as valedictorian of his police academy class. He promoted to sergeant in 2009, lieutenant in 2011, captain in 2014, and assistant chief in 2019.
He has served in the Patrol, Special Operations, Personnel, Community Services, and Technical Services Divisions.
Hall holds a bachelor’s degree from Thomas Edison State University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy class #269, Police Executive Research Forum’s 72nd Session of the Senior Management Institute for Police, and the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration’s 52nd School of Executive Leadership.