VAN ALSTYNE, Texas (KTEN) — The City of Van Alstyne is recognizing police Chief Tim Barnes for his service.

Barnes began his career with the department in 1993. Thirty years later, the city surprised the chief with a plaque to honor his dedication to the city.

"It's really the people, day-in and day-out, answering calls, our dispatch, our CID, Criminal Investigation Division," Barnes said. "I'm just thankful for the people around that make me look good."