A reorganization of the McKinney Police Department was announced on Friday.
City officials said that Doug Kowalski is "no longer the Chief of the McKinney Police Department. He has been reassigned" effective Friday, according to a statement from the city.
The statement also said that Joe Williams, who has been Deputy City Manager with the City of McKinney since May 2011, had been named McKinney Chief of Police.
"This change is effective today in order to maintain continuity of command for the Police Department," according to the statement.
Kowalski had been a high-ranking member of the Dallas Police Department when he joined the McKinney department approximately 12 years ago.
Williams formerly served as police chief in Celina, served on the police force in Frisco and has approximately two decades of law enforcement experience.