Cassandra Gaines named Assistant Police Chief

Assistant Police Chief Cassandra Gaines

Double Oak Police Department Press Release
Police Chief Ruben Rivas

Double Oak Police Chief Ruben Rivas is pleased to announce former Flower Mound Police Sergeant Cassandra Gaines as the new Assistant Police Chief for the Double Oak Police Department effective January 4, 2021.

Assistant Police Chief Cassandra Gaines joins the Double Oak Police Department after honorably serving with the Flower Mound Police Department for over twenty-seven years.  Before her career at Flower Mound, she served with the River Oaks Police Department as a reserve officer.   Assistant Chief Gaines started her career with Flower Mound Police Department in 1993 as a patrol officer before promoting to the rank of Sergeant in 1998.

During her tenure she has been assigned to patrol, investigative services as a detective, training as a Field Training Officer, and Crisis Negotiations as the Team Leader.  Assistant Chief Gaines graduated from the Bill Blackwood’s Law Enforcement Institute of Texas, attended the FBI's Command College and a forty-hour FBI-LEEDA Supervisor Leadership Institute class. She holds an Associate's degree in Criminal Justice.  Assistant Chief Gaines holds a Master Peace Officer license and is an instructor in her field of expertise as a negotiator.

Over her career, Assistant Chief Gaines has been recognized for several accomplishments including the Chief’s Community Service Award, the Blaur Officer of the Quarter award along with many other community service awards and accolades for her performance. She has spearheaded the “Hang Time” program for the school district and acted as a mentor for the students. She has also encouraged officers to participate in the Blue Lunch Special in which they would go have lunch with the elementary school students. She has been recognized for being involved in other community-related activities outside of her work duties such as gathering and distributing blankets, coats, and other essential items for the homeless.  She also authored a video for Juvenile Diabetes Awareness with the Town of Flower Mound.

The Double Oak Police Department looks forward to working alongside Assistant Chief Gaines and serving the citizens of Double Oak.