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Posted on: December 1, 2022

Suspect Arrested in Relation to Fatal Thanksgiving Hit-and-Run Crash

Denton Police Department Media Release

 

DENTON, TX, Dec. 1, 2022 – One male suspect has been arrested after Denton PD detectives witnessed him tampering with the vehicle connected to Thanksgiving’s fatal hit-and-run case. The suspect, identified as 28-year...

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Posted on: November 28, 2022

City of Denton Adds Paid Parental Leave to Benefits Package

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Benefit Available Following the Birth or Placement of a Child

DENTON, TX, Nov. 28, 2022 – During the Oct. 18, 2022 City Council Meeting, the Denton City Council unanimously approved a new Paid Parental Leave policy, creating a new benefit for City employees. The policy provides paid parental leave to emplo...

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Posted on: November 9, 2022

Information on the Passage of Proposition B, Relating to Marijuana Possession

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Update: The Canvassing meeting date has been updated to Tuesday, Nov. 22.

DENTON, TX, Nov. 9, 2022 – Following the passage of Proposition B, which outlines actions to be taken regarding marijuana possession in the City of Denton, there is importa...

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Posted on: November 4, 2022

City Entered Risk Level 3 of Mosquito Surveillance and Response Plan

Mosquito Risk Level 3

First Mosquito Sample to Test Positive for West Nile Virus this Year

DENTON, TX, Nov. 4, 2022 – On Nov. 4, the City of Denton entered Risk Level 3 – Public Health Concern of the Mosquito Surveillance and Response Plan. Risk Level 3 was triggered because a sample of mosquitoes collected on Oct. 31 from a trap located at the...

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Posted on: October 22, 2022

Suspect Arrested After Causing Destruction Inside City Hall

Denton Police Department Media Release

DENTON, TX, Oct. 22, 2022 — One male suspect has been arrested after breaking into Denton City Hall and causing extensive damage to the City Manager’s Office (CMO) suite. 

 

At approximately 10:07 p.m., officer...

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Public Safety Press Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2022

City of Denton Announces Selection for Chief of Police

Doug-Shoemaker

Chief Doug Shoemaker scheduled to be sworn into office on October 3

DENTON, TX, Aug. 17, 2022 – City Manager Sara Hensley has selected Doug Shoemaker, Chief of Police in Grand Junction, Colorado, for the position of Chief of Police for the City of Denton. Chief Shoemaker is scheduled to be sworn into office and assume the...

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Posted on: August 2, 2022

City of Denton Announces Finalists for Police Chief

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Interviews and Public Reception Scheduled for Aug. 4

DENTON, TX, Aug. 2, 2022 – City Manager Sara Hensley announces the following five finalists for the position of Police Chief:

Darren Steele, Assistant Police Chief, Irving, TX

Elvia Williams, Police Chief (ret.), Richton Park, IL

Darren Stevens, Assistant Po...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2022

City of Denton to Hold Public Reception for Police Chief Candidates

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Public is Invited to Meet the Finalists and Provide Feedback

DENTON, TX, July 28, 2022 – The City of Denton is hosting a public reception to meet the finalists for Denton Police Chief on Thursday, August 4 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Development Services Building (401 N Elm St.). In addition to meeting the candidates, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Drowning Victim Found After Search at Clear Creek

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DENTON, TX, April 27, 2022 – The Denton Fire Department (DFD) received a call for a Drowning on Tues., April 26, at 12:44 p.m. in Clear Creek, located inside the Clear Creek Natural Heritage area off Hartlee Field and Collins Roads.

The wife of t...

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Public Safety Press Releases
Posted on: March 6, 2022

Structure Fire with Victim Found During Search

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DENTON, TX, Mar. 6, 2022 – The Denton Fire Department (DFD) received a call for a Structure Fire near the corner of E. Sherman Drive and Wellington today at 1:55 p.m. The house is a single-family dwelling located in the 2300 block of Royal Acres...

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