The Wichita Falls Independent School District announced their choice for a new police chief Thursday.

According to their Facebook page, Anthony Smith is the new police chief for the school district.

Smith comes to Wichita Falls from Buna ISD where he served as Chief of Police since 2021. Before that, he was a detective sergeant for Jasper PD from 2013-2021.

According to the district, Smith’s resume includes he was the supervisor of the narcotics division and the assistant SWAT team commander. He is SWAT certified and is a member of the Texas ISD Police Chiefs Association and the Texas Police Chiefs Association. He also served in the Marines from 2009-2013.

While serving in Afghanistan, he was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal and the Joint Service Achievement Medal.

Smith replaces Lahoma Vaughn who retired from her position as WFISD Chief of Police earlier this year.