Matthew Dear joined the Lytle PD in November of 2002. Matthew holds a Master Texas Peace Officer License as well as a Police Instructor License. Matthew is the department's Firearms, ASP Baton and TASER Instructor. Matthew serves as the Asst. Fire Marshal and holds certifications from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection as an Arson Investigator and Fire Inspector. As the Lieutenant, he is the third in command of the department. Matthew is currently assigned as the Commander of Support Services and Special Operations Division. Matthew also heads up the bike patrol team. In his off time, he serves as the Chief of the Lytle Volunteer Fire Department.