David M.

Kunkle PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2004-present Police Chief, Dallas, Texas  Manage an annual budget of over $450 million  4,500 personnel, serving a population of 1.3 million  Ninth-largest city and fourth largest metropolitan area in the nation  Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area has a population of 6.3 million  Major accomplishments include: o Reduction in both violent crime and total crime for the past six consecutive years o 32% decrease in violent crime o Increase in sworn strength of more than 700 officers o Dramatic reductions in police response times o Revision of a pursuit policy resulting in significant decreases in pursuit related deaths and injuries o Created a “Fusion Center” – a state of the art information center responsible for gathering and analyzing criminal intelligence throughout the North Texas region and beyond, then disseminating information to field and investigative units immediately o Established the W.W. Caruth Jr. Police Institute at Dallas – a leadership and research institute conceived as part of a $15 million grant by the Communities Foundation of Texas. Deputy City Manager, Arlington, Texas  Managed $31 million budget  1,500 personnel, serving a population of 400,000  Responsible for various departments of the City including the Finance Department, Human Resources Department, Management Services Department, Support Services Department, Parks Department, Libraries and the Public Information Office Police Chief, Arlington, Texas  Manage a $40 million budget  630 personnel serving a population of 400,000  Department reorganization  Achievement of national law enforcement agency accreditation  Successful implementation of management audit recommendations  Implementation of state of the art communications system including computer assisted dispatch, E-911, and 800 mhz trunked radio system  Design and construction of $12 million police facility  Revision of department policies and procedures  Orientation of department to a service-oriented community-based policing model  Establishment of college degree hiring requirement for police officers  Established aggressive recruitment program for protected class candidates that has resulted in a higher percentage of minority police officers than is represented in the community  Arlington Police Department has an excellent national reputation.

1999- 2004



Police Chief, Grand Prairie, Texas Responsibilities included managing a $5.5 million budget, 200 personnel, and serving a population of 100,000 people. Major accomplishments included department reorganization, establishment of policies on use of force, including deadly force, Code of Conduct and Discipline; a quantitative redesign of police districts; complete automation of the department; architectural design completed to remodel and expand police building; and changing the image and direction of the Grand Prairie Police Department. Captain, Dallas Police Department Served as commander of Planning and Research Division. Responsibilities included writing and reviewing department policies, obtaining external funding, upgrading computer systems, beat realignments and personnel allocations, operational analysis, facility planning, varied management services for the Police Chief, and the crime analysis function. Captain, Dallas Police Department Finished first on Captain's examination. Youngest Captain in the history of the Dallas Police Department. Lieutenant, Dallas Police Department Sergeant, Dallas Police Department Police Officer, Dallas Police Department Was first in Police Academy Recruit Class.



1978-1979 1976-1978 1972-1976 EDUCATION 1994 1976 TRAINING 2007 1992 1988 1985 1983 1979 1976

Masters of Public Administration, University of Texas at Arlington Bachelor of Science, University of Texas at Arlington

National Executive Institute, FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar, Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy Program for State and Local Government Officials, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University Menninger Institute (Topeka, Kansas) Senior Management Institute for Police, Boston, Massachusetts, sponsored by the Police Executive Research Forum Southwestern Law Enforcement Institute, Command and Management School Southwestern Law Enforcement Institute, Supervisor's School

OTHER   Top Secret FBI Clearance While Kunkle was Chief in Arlington, the department was named one of the eight best Police Departments in the United States (out of 17,000 departments) In 2007 Jim Collins, author of the best selling leadership book Good to Great, created a PBS documentary highlighting Level 5 leaders across the country. Kunkle was singled out as the only example of a public sector Level 5 leader, and a large portion of the documentary focused on Kunkle’s leadership and the Dallas Police Department Over 30 officers who worked under Kunkle went on to become Police Chiefs in various cities across the country Thirty-one years perfect attendance (no sick time) Adjunct professor at University of Texas- Arlington International Policing experience in Israel, Northern Ireland and Great Britain Police Consulting Projects Inducted into the L.D. Bell High School Sports Hall of Fame Outstanding Alumni Award, UTA Recipient of Prism Award from Dallas Mental Health Association

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PERSONAL   Married to Sarah Dodd, an award winning former journalist Marathon Runner