Chief Deputy Tim Ryle is a retired Police Chief and current Chief Deputy for Sheriff Chody.
In 2015, Chief Ryle became the Executive Director of the Texas Police Association, the longest standing non-profit police training organization in the state, established in 1895. Chief Ryle trained City, County, State and University law enforcement around the state.
In 2014, Chief Ryle retired from the Round Rock Police Department after 31 years of service. He served as a patrolman, patrol sergeant, administrative lieutenant, narcotics lieutenant, training lieutenant, special operations captain, patrol captain, and assistant chief prior to his selection as Chief in 2011. Chief Ryle began his law enforcement career at the Luling Police Department in 1982 after graduation from the police academy at Southwest Texas State University.
Chief Ryle served as the departments' firearms trainer, patrol and SWAT tactics trainer and SWAT Commander for 20 years. Chief Ryle was also a performance driving instructor and collision reconstructionist.
Chief Ryle led the team that accomplished International Accreditation for the Department on three consecutive reviews over 9 years culminating in the highest level of "Best Practices" in 2013 with the department being recognized and awarded the "Accreditation with Excellence".
Chief Ryle developed the departments' Leadership Development Program and personally trained all civilian and sworn leaders in the organization. Chief Ryle is a certified "Testifying Expert Witness" in Federal and State court on Police Policy and Management, Tactics and Police Use of Force.
Chief Ryle earned a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Leadership, is a graduate of the Leadership Command College at Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute at Sam Houston State University,a TCOLE Instructor, Master Peace Officer, Graduate of the FBI Executive Development Program in Quantico, Virginia, and was named Community Leader of the Year (2013) by Special Olympics of Texas.
Chief Ryle is a proud father of three daughters, 4 grandchildren and a proud son of a police officer dad and criminal defense attorney mom.