Deputy Police Chief Lauretta is a 16 year veteran of the Arlington Police Department. She received a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from UT Arlington and a Masters Degree in Liberals Arts from TCU. She is the highest ranking African-American female in the Arlington Police Department. Deputy Chief Hill is the first African-American female Deputy Chief in the history of the Arlington Police Department.
She began her career with Arlington Police Department in 1994. She has served as Field Training Officer, Sergeant in Personnel/Recruiting Patrol. As a Lieutenant, she served as a commander in the Patrol Division, Internal Affairs, Training and Homeland Security/Special Events Unit prior to her promotion to Deputy Chief. Deputy Chief Hill currently manages the Traffic, Special Operations and Homeland Security Units. She has been recognized by her peers and received Rookie of the Year and Officer of the Year from the African-American Peace Officer Association; in addition, she received recognition from the African-American Chamber of Commerce and the Noon Optimist Club for Officer of the Year.
She is an adjunct professor for UT Arlington, International Law Enforcement Administration, Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Institute and North Texas Council of Governments. She received management and leadership training through the Senior Management Police Institute, Law Enforcement Management Institute and FBI-LEEDA.
Deputy Chief Hill is responsible for all planning and preparation related to Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium. She will serve as the On-Scene Commander for Super Bowl XLV.
Source: City of Arlington NAACP 2010 Banquet Program (Thurgood Marshall Heritage Award for Criminal Justice)