City Council has finalized the hiring of Ed Drain as the new Plano Police chief. His official first day is Monday, Feb. 24 and it's a big one. Watch for details about his swearing in and welcome reception in an upcoming issue.
Drain returns to Plano from the Amarillo Police Department where he's served since October 2016 as Police Chief. His career in law enforcement began in 1994 in Plano where he worked in Patrol, the Neighborhood Police Unit and Traffic Investigations. He was also on our SWAT Team and Bomb Squad, progressing through the ranks as a Sergeant, Lieutenant and Captain. In 2006, Chief Greg Rushin appointed Drain as his Assistant Chief, a position he held for 10 years. During that time, Drain managed all operational areas of the department: Patrol Services, Criminal Investigations and Support Services. He was deeply involved in our community, serving on the Samaritan Inn Executive Board, Advisory Council for the Salvation Army, Plano Metro Rotary Club and the Executive Board for CASA of Collin County.
Before law enforcement, Chief Drain served in the U.S. Army as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) officer. After active military service, he was in the Army Reserves. In 2004, he was recalled to active duty and assigned to the Third U.S. Army Corps in Iraq where he was awarded a Bronze Star and other military decorations. Chief Drain retired from the Army Reserves in 2007 as a Lieutenant Colonel with 24 years of active and reserve military service.
Chief Drain is a graduate of the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (ILEA) School of Police Supervision and the School of Executive Leadership. As a graduate of the FBI National Academy, he's also certified by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) as an instructor and Master Peace Officer. Chief Drain's education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at Arlington, a Certification in Public Management from the University of Texas at Dallas and a Master of Business Administration Degree from Amberton University.
We are very excited to welcome Chief Drain and his wife Linda home to Plano.