600 Commerce Street, Dallas, TX 75202
Meet the Chief
Chief Rob DeGroot has been employed in the Public Safety domain for over 33 years. He first worked in the Pacific Northwest before relocating to Texas. His experiences include working internationally for 3 years on public safety leadership, training and education issues in the Middle East. He then returned to the US to lead the Marshals Service for Dallas County beginning in 2013.
Chief DeGroot holds a BA degree in Organizational Psychology, and is a graduate of the 203rd session of the FBI National Academy, the FBI Criminal Investigations School, the Southern Police Institute's Command College course, and numerous other training programs. He is a TCOLE Certified Master Peace Officer, Firearms Instructor, and Advanced Law Enforcement Instructor. Chief DeGroot is also FEMA Certified as an Emergency Management Professional and Critical Infrastructure Protection Specialist.