Brad Frye, 41, who has more than 20 years of law enforcement experience, has been named the major, or assistant chief to succeed the retired Joey Hargrave.

Frye said he’s traveled much in his career and it will be a nice change serve in his home area.

“I look forward to rebuilding with the community and working with the citizens,” he said.

Frye lives in Orangefield with his wife Sandy, and children Savannah and Brayden.

He was formerly with the DPS office in Orange, having started in 1990.

A graduate of Orangefield High School, he has a criminal justice degree from Lamar University and holds a Master Peace Officer license.

As major, he and his staff will supervise patrol operations and uniformed personnel.