Bellevue City Administrator Jim Ristow has announced that Bellevue Police Department Captain Tom Dargy will serve as Interim Police Chief, effective January 1, 2020. Captain Dargy will replace current Police Chief Mark Elbert, who will retire from the Department on December 31, 2019 to become the City of Bellevue’s new Community Development Director.
City Administrator Ristow reiterated his thanks to Chief Elbert for his over 22 years of service to the Bellevue Community and, “looks forward to working with him for many years to come in his new role. We are pleased that Captain Dargy has agreed to serve as the Interim Chief while the City conducts a comprehensive national search for the best candidate to lead the Bellevue Police Department.”
Captain Dargy grew up in South Omaha and is a graduate of the University of Nebraska Omaha, where he received a BS in Criminal Justice. He is also an Honor Graduate of the US Army Military Police School, having served overseas in support of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Captain Dargy was hired by the Bellevue Police Department in May of 1996. He has served in many different roles in the Department as a Field Training Officer, Accident Investigator, and is a certified Police Motorcycle Instructor from Northwestern University for Public Safety. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and his most recent assignment is the Division Commander of the Uniform Patrol.
City Administrator Ristow added that Captain Dargy, “has a wealth of experience within the Police Department and throughout the community. I feel very confident that Captain Dargy will lead the men and women of the Bellevue Police Department professionally in this new role, with the utmost integrity and commitment.”