Saturday, December 5, 2020

Officer Dennis McKillen Joins the Southlake Police Department

The Southlake Police Department is honored to introduce the newest member of our department, Officer Dennis McKillen. McKillen is a veteran police officer with an impressive resume. He most recently worked as an officer with the Pentagon Force Protection Agency in Washington, D.C.; a position he has held since 2006.

Southlake Police Officer Dennis McKillen

Southlake Police Officer Dennis McKillen

McKillen has extensive law enforcement experience including being a part of the 2008 Presidential Inauguration detail. In 2009, McKillen was presented with the Director’s Award for Excellence for arresting a dangerous felon. He was promoted to Sergeant in April 2010. At the time, he was the youngest Sergeant ever promoted in the Pentagon Police Force.

During his career, McKillen was responsible for coordinating security for high risk visits including: the President of the United States (POTUS), Vice President of the United States (VPOTUS), and National Security Council meetings held in the Pentagon that included high profile visiting dignitaries.

Officer McKillen has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and is skilled in Civil Disturbance and Crisis Intervention. As the leader of his squad, McKillen and his team helped local law enforcement with calls for assistance including several bank robberies and a barricaded hostage situation.

McKillen also worked numerous police operations including the planning and execution of all large-scale events that occurred on the Pentagon Reservation. Those events included: the Marine Corps Marathon, the Army-Ten Miler and Rolling Thunder.

McKillen says, “I am excited to join the Southlake Police Department. The City of Southlake was my first choice and I am happy to have been selected as one of the top candidates.”

Please join us in welcoming Officer McKillen to the Southlake Police Department.