On June 18th, Sergeant Jason Henninger was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, and took over the Professional Standards supervisory role. Professional Standards encompasses Internal Affairs, Accreditation, Community Initiatives and Public Education, Records, Red Light Cameras, and Recruiting.
Lieutenant Henninger was promoted on the 20th anniversary of his first day working for Southlake Police. While here, he has worked and excelled as a Traffic Officer for two years, a Patrol Corporal for six years, a CID Corporal for two years, and a Patrol Sergeant for two years. Prior to working for Southlake, he served our country in the Army, stationed in both Germany and in Fort Hood, Texas.
As he has moved throughout and upward in the department, Lieutenant Henninger has adapted and learned about each role and promotion he has been asked to serve. “When I was a Patrol Sergeant, you had to learn how to lead and answer different types of calls. When I worked CID, you had to learn to take care of a crime scene, identify and protect evidence, and properly interview suspects and complainants,” Lieutenant Henninger said. “Now it’s the natural progression to learn how I can help to continue the highest level of accreditation and ethical standards as a lieutenant in the Professional Standards division.”
Lieutenant Henninger will preside over Professional Standards, which includes one professional standards sergeant, one accreditation manager, one records manager, one records coordinator, one part-time records clerk, two part-time photo enforcement officers, and one community initiative coordinator.