Joshua City Hall 101 South Main St. Joshua, Texas 76058

(817) 558-7447

Press Release – Police Chief

The City of Joshua is pleased to announce the appointment of David Gelsthorpe as Chief of Police for the City of Joshua. The appointment becomes effective following the official Oath of Office on Friday July 23, 2021.

David is currently employed with the city as a Lieutenant in the Police Department. David has Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and is a Master Police Officer. Additionally, he is a graduate of Institute for Law Enforcement Education School of Police Supervision.

David replaces Shaun Short , who has accepted a new position in another City. Chief Short served the City of Joshua for 6 years and we wish him continued success in his new role.