Command Staff

Command Staff

Ron Davis, Interim Chief of Police

Ron Davis started with the Addison staff in 1990 and serves as Director of the Police Department. Ron became Chief of Police in 2006. He was promoted to Assistant Chief in 2000 after serving as Police Captain for 10 years.

Ron began his public service career with the Dallas Police Department in 1978. Ron worked in: Patrol, Traffic, Support Services, Special Operations, Planning and Research and the Office of the Police Chief. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1983 and Lieutenant in 1987.

He completed his Bachelor of Science in Business from Amber University. Ron has a Master's in Police Administration from the University of North Texas and has completed post graduate studies with the University Texas at Arlington.

Ron has completed advanced management programs with the Federal Bureau of Investigation - National Police Academy; U.S. Fire Administration - Executive Fire Officer Program; and Southwest Legal Foundation - Command Management Collage.

His memberships include: Texas Police Chiefs Association; North Texas Police Chiefs Association; Texas Police Association; and F.B.I. National Academy Associates.

Ron has been married for over 25 years to Lynn, a retired public school principal. Ron and Lynn met while attending Texas Tech University. They have two adult children, both of whom graduated from Texas Tech. Ron's hobbies include hunting, astronomy and following college sports.


 

  

Adana Barber, LT

Lieutenant Adana Barber has served with the Murphy Police Department since 2004.  She began her law enforcement career at the Garland Police Department in 1988.  She has also served with the Rowlett and Sachse Police Departments.  She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Midwestern State University.  She is a graduate of the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration School of Police Supervision, the Leadership Command College from the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas, and the inaugural class for the Leadership inventory for Female Executives.  She was also a graduate of class #249 of the FBI National Academy.

 

  

Kim Parker, Support Services Manager

Kim Parker started her career in 1995 with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in Ocala, Florida when she relocated to Texas in 1999 and continued with the Allen Police Department.

Kim Parker has been with the City of Murphy since 2005 where she currently serves as the Support Services Manager, responsible for Communications, Records, Property/Evidence, Crime Scene, Animal Control and the Texas Police Chief Recognition Program Manager.

During her time in Murphy, she has successfully completed the requirements for TPCA Recognition Program to be the 111th Recognized agency in Texas (2014). The Murphy Police Department was Re-Recognized in April of 2019.