Steve Dye serves as a Deputy City Manager and Chief of Police. His responsibilities include oversight and management of the city’s police, airport, housing and neighborhood services, and environmental services departments.
Steve Dye is a lifelong Texan who received his Bachelor of Science degree from Sam Houston State University and his Master of Criminal Justice from Tarleton State University. Steve has more than 30 years of experience in law enforcement and was selected as Chief of Police for the Grand Prairie Police Department in July of 2011. He was appointed as a Deputy City Manager in June of 2018.
Steve is a graduate of the William “King” Cole City Management Series, Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) Senior Management Institute for Police, LEMIT Command Staff Leadership Series, and the FBI’s Leadership in Counterterrorism program. He holds his Master Peace Officer Certification and is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Texas Police Chiefs Association, and the North Texas Police Chiefs Association. He is also a member of the International City Manager Association and the Texas City Manager Association. He serves on the IACP Terrorism Committee, FBI’s North Texas Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory Executive Board; and is a Co-Chair of the Special Olympics Texas – Law Enforcement Torch Run Committee.
Steve is committed to community governance and the formation of stakeholder partnerships to help improve and maintain a high quality of life in Grand Prairie. His departments have twice been awarded the IACP Community Policing Award.
Steve is married with two children.