The Amarillo Police Department is losing its leader.
Chief Ed Drain has accepted the job of Chief of Police for the city of Plano which will be ratified by City Council members in Plano on Monday.
Drain will replace former chief Gregory Rushin, who was promoted to Deputy City Manager in September.
Chief Drain has been the chief of police for the Amarillo Police Department since October of 2016.
He began his law enforcement career with the Plano Police Department in 1994, working in Patrol, the Neighborhood Police Unit, Traffic Investigations, SWAT Team and on the Bomb Squad. Drain progressed through the ranks as a Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain.
In 2006 Drain was appointed as Assistant Chief, a position he held for 10.
Before his law enforcement career, Drain served in the US Army as an Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) officer. After leaving active military service, he continued to serve in the Army Reserves.
Between April 2004 and 2005, he was recalled to active duty and assigned to the Third US 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.
In Amarillo, Drain serves on the Board of Governors for the Northwest Texas Hospital System and on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Amarillo/Canyon, the Don Harrington Discovery Center and the Amarillo Area Foundation’s No Limits No Excuses Initiative.
His wife, Linda, is an attorney who recently retired from the Randall County District Attorney’s Office. They plan to reside in Plano.