Monday, Tyrone Morrow takes over as Bryan's police chief in what will be a historic landmark for the city.
Morrow comes to Texas after serving in Fairfax County, Virginia for 23 years, including as the head of the criminal justice academy.
He becomes the latest in a slew of police chiefs over the past decade, and of note, will be the first African American chief in Bryan history.
Through the duration of the nationwide interview process and even after he was selected over four other finalists, Morrow said building a cohesive unit to fight crime in the growing city is a top priority.
When he was presented to the city council back in July, Morrow spoke about getting to work with the members of Bryan PD.
"I think it's a great team," Morrow said. "I think the people here are very dedicated and motivated. Law enforcement seems to be their passion. I think they're committed to what they can do, and I'm just looking forward to getting in here and figuring out how I can help."
Monday night starting at 7, the Central District Brotherhood Artillery will host a welcome reception for the chief at the North Bryan Community Center on Houston Avenue.