Chief Ed Drain
Aug 18, 2020 12:00 PM
Meet Plano's Police Chief
Chief Ed Drain

Meet the Chief of Police

CIMG_9968hief Ed Drain started his law enforcement career with the Plano Police Department in 1994. He worked in Patrol, the Neighborhood Police Unit, and Traffic Investigations. He also served on the SWAT Team and the Bomb Squad. He progressed through the ranks as a Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain.

In 2006, Chief Drain was appointed as the Assistant Police Chief, a position he held for ten years. During that time, Chief Drain managed all operational areas of the department, including Patrol Services, Criminal Investigations, and Support Services. From June 2015 to September 2015, Chief Drain served as the Interim Chief for the Murphy Police Department while still employed with the Plano Police Department. In July 2016, Chief Drain was appointed as the Interim Chief for the Amarillo Police Department. In October 2016, Chief Drain was formally selected as the Police Chief for the Amarillo Police Department. In February 2020, Chief Drain returned to Plano to serve as the Police Chief. 

Prior to his career in law enforcement, Chief Drain served in the U.S. Army as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) officer. Upon leaving active military service, he continued to serve in the Army Reserves. Between April 2004 and April 2005, he was recalled to active duty and assigned to the Third U.S. Army Corps in Iraq, where he was awarded a Bronze Star and other military decorations. Chief Drain retired from the Army Reserves in 2007 as a Lieutenant Colonel with 24 years of active and reserve military service.

Chief Drain serves on the Texas Children’s Justice Act Task Force, the Texas Sexual Assault Survivors Task Force, and the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service Law Enforcement Training Advisory Board. Chief Drain has also served with several non-profit organizations in the Plano community to include the Samaritan Inn Executive Board, Advisory Council for the Salvation Army, and the Executive Board for CASA of Collin County. He is also a member of the Plano Metro Rotary Club and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. 

Chief Drain is a graduate of the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (ILEA) School of Police Supervision and the School of Executive Leadership. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He is certified by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) as an instructor and Master Peace Officer. Chief Drain has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at Arlington, a Certification in Public Management from the University of Texas at Dallas, and a Masters of Business Administration Degree from Amberton University. 

Chief Drain’s wife, Linda, previously worked as an Assistant District Attorney for Collin, Potter, and Randall Counties and is now retired.