Message from the Chief

A Message From Chief Lyle Lombard - Director of Department of Public Safety

The City of Fate is a fast-growing community which our officers and civilian staff are committed to serving and protecting.
Lyle Lombard, Director of Public Safety
I invite residents to become a partner in making neighborhoods and businesses safe in the City of Fate by partnering together with the Department of Public Safety and City staff. 

Get involved by:
  • Participating in a neighborhood watch group or neighborhood improvement committee.
  • Volunteering at a neighborhood school or youth organization.
  • Staying informed and getting involved in community issues that matter to you.
  • Being an observant, caring and considerate neighbor.
  • Volunteering with the Department of Public Safety.
  • Becoming active in other service organizations.
I truly am proud to have been given the opportunity to work with the outstanding members of this department. As your Chief of Public Safety I hope to continue to carry out our department’s traditions of community involvement and high levels of service.

Lyle Lombard

Chief, Department of Public Safety

Chief Lombard Background

Chief Lombard is an experienced professional in public safety with over 30 years of service.  Chief Lombard most recent appointment was Fire Chief for the City of Portland, Texas, and prior to that he spent 22 years for the City of Watauga, which up to 2007 utilized the Public Safety Officer concept. Chief Lombard has done many of the jobs in public safety, assignments to include firefighter, police officer, DARE officer, training, prevention, investigations, emergency management, and management of the overall operations. 

Chief Lombard is a Master Peace Officer and Master Firefighter.  He has a B.S. Degree from Waldorf University in Fire Science Administration.