Assistant Chief Larry Kish is a thirty -three (33) year veteran in law enforcement. He began his career in 1988 in Gainesville, Texas as a communications officer while attending Cooke County College then moving to the Denton Police Department. In 1995, Assistant Chief Kish continued his career with the Denton County Sheriff's Office in the Communication Division and quickly moving to Criminal Investigations. During his time in Criminal Investigations, he served in multiple capacities, including Crime Scene/Forensics, Criminal Investigations and promoted to the ranks of Sergeant and Lieutenant– supervising property crimes, crimes against people including crimes against children, forensics, crime scene, sex offender verification program and property/evidence. Assistant Chief Kish also served in the Internal Affairs Division and served as a founding member and operator and team leader for the crisis/hostage negotiator team.
In January of 2017, Larry Kish was promoted to Denton County Sheriff's Office Assistant Chief Deputy - Operation's Bureau. The Operation's Bureau comprises four divisions; Communications, Patrol, Criminal Investigations, and Special Operations.
Multiple jurisdictional communications center for law enforcement, fire departments, and medical services (47 agencies), 9-1-1 services, Criminal Justice Information Systems Coordinator, and Communication Training
Patrol, Marine Unit, Traffic Unit, Emergency Response Team, Field Training Program, Animal Control, Special Patrol Contracts and Off Duty Coordination
Criminal Investigations Division
Property Crimes, Crimes against People, Crimes against Children, Detention Investigations, Forensics, Crime Scene, Sex Offender Verification, and Property/Evidence
Special Operations Division
Warrants, Civil Process, Fugitive Apprehension, Narcotics, Criminal Patrol, K-9 Handlers, Unmanned Aircraft (Drones), Special Weapons and Tactics and Crisis/Hostage Negotiator Team
Assistant Chief Kish is a graduate of Cooke County College with an Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a Law Enforcement Leadership Emphasis from Texas A&M- Commerce. Assistant Chief Kish holds Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Master Peace Officer License, Instructor license, and approximately 4057 hours of law enforcement training.