Message From Chief Frank Dixon
On behalf of the more than 200 men and women of the Denton Police Department, welcome to our website. The City of Denton is a vibrant and growing community, made up of a diverse population of more than 139,000 residents, and home to the University of North Texas, Texas Woman's University, and North Central Texas College. With a rich music and arts scene, Denton is truly a gem in what is known as the "Golden Triangle" of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. Whether you live and raise a family here, or you are visiting our city, we want your experience to be safe, fun, and memorable.
It is truly my honor and privilege to lead the dedicated men and women of DPD as they deliver the highest level of professional service. To maintain a standard of excellence, we partner with our community, regional law enforcement agencies, and numerous service providers to use innovation and collaboration in providing a holistic approach to keeping you and your family safe.
We will remain vigilant while working alongside you, the community, to focus on relational-based policing. True excellence can be achieved by building upon our relationship, collaboration, and communication, all of which are critical components to our collective success. I extend the opportunity for you to learn more about your police department by enrolling in our Citizen's Police Academy. Please don't hesitate to contact us if we can be of service.
Chief of Police Frank Dixon is committed to building trusting relationships within the diverse cultures in Denton. Forming partnerships is key to policing in an equitable and just manner. Chief Dixon encourages you to get involved and engaged, so that everyone in Denton can enjoy an improved quality of life.
Frank Dixon was sworn in as the Chief of Police on October 11, 2018. Prior to coming to the City of Denton, Chief Dixon spent more than 23 years at the Austin, Texas Police Department. Throughout his career, Chief Dixon worked in a number of assignments, including Patrol, Narcotics, Gang Unit, Major Crimes Task Force, Homicide, Patrol K-9, SWAT and Internal Affairs. As an Assistant Chief, he managed the South Patrol Bureau, Austin/Bergstrom International Airport, and Special Operations, which consisted of SWAT, Bomb Squad, Patrol K-9, and Air Support.
Chief Dixon is a United States Marine Corps veteran and obtained his Bachelor of Science (summa cum laude) and Master of Science degrees in Criminal Justice from Lamar University. He is also a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum's Senior Management Institute and the Major Cities Chiefs Association Police Executive Leadership Institute. Chief Dixon enjoys working within the Denton community, serving on the Salvation Army Council, United Way of Denton County Board, and the CASA of Denton County Board of Directors.