Irving PD Chief Larry Boyd to retire

Irving’s police chief is retiring after 12 years of leadership.

Larry Boyd joined the Irving Police Department in 1980. He moved to Arlington before returning to service as chief in 2004.

"It has been an honor to serve the City of Irving and to have worked with so many wonderful men and women in the department," Boyd in a statement. "I am proud of our accomplishments and am confident the values we have instilled will carry forward."

The city attributes a reduction in crime over the past decade to Boyd’s interdepartmental teamwork, community outreach programs and intense focus on high crime areas.

“It has been a true privilege to be able to rely on his counsel, wisdom, and steadying hand, even under difficult circumstances.  I know I can say with complete certitude that the Chief has the most heartfelt gratitude from the citizens of Irving for his selfless devotion in leading our officers and working to truly protect and serve our diverse communities,” Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne said.

Boyd will step down by the end of the year. The city is currently searching for his replacement.