Todd V. Renshaw was appointed to the newly created position, Director
of Public Safety for the City of Frisco in October of 2012. Director Renshaw is responsible for oversight of the Frisco Police Department, as well as the Frisco Fire Department.
Director Renshaw began his law enforcement career in 1983 in Allen, Texas, where he served as a patrol officer, detective, and sergeant. He left Allen after receiving an appointment as Captain of Police in Coppell, Texas.
Director Renshaw began preparing for his former position as Chief of Police by earning a Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology from the University of Texas at Dallas and a Master’s of Science in Criminal Justice Management from Sam Houston State University. He has continued to set high goals for himself and prepare himself for the dynamic needs of a fast-growing city by attending and graduating from the Law Enforcement Management
Institute’s Leadership Command College, the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (52nd Session), and the FBI National Academy (208th Session).
Not only has Director Renshaw been a inspirational leader within the Frisco Police Department, he has been an active leader in the community with activities to include Volunteer Youth Sports Coach, Frisco Kiwanis Charter President, Frisco Baseball Association board member, Frisco High School Site-Based Decision Making Committee, Collin County Law Enforcement Academy Advisory Board, and the North Central Texas Council of Government’s Criminal Justice Policy Review Committee.
While serving as the Chief of the Frisco Police Department from 1994 to 2012, Director Renshaw has seen the city’s population grow from 11,000 to over 100,000 and the department has grown from 20 officers to approximately 150 sworn members. During Director Renshaw’s tenure as Chief, the Frisco Police Department has become notably dedicated to partnering with the citizens of Frisco through his community-policing efforts.
Director Renshaw implemented a vast number of community-oriented programs, including: Citizens Police Academy, Citizens on Patrol, Annual Safety Fair, and National Night Out participation. In addition, the department has attained full accreditation status through the Commission for Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, an international accreditation organization.
Director Renshaw lives in Frisco and is married with three adult children.