Irving, Texas. August 20, 2014 –
David Coulon is The Colony's police chief, city manager Troy Powell announced this morning in a news release.
Coulon will no longer be working as Irving's Field Operations Assistant Police Chief where he had been working for the past 21 years.
In Irving, Coulon was in responsible for more than 200 officers and managed various modern police functions including patrol, investigations, undercover vice and narcotics, school resource officers, communications, gangs, sex offenders and the municipal jail.
Coulon earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Baylor University and a master’s in criminal justice from the University of North Texas.
Coulon said he was honored to be selected.“I have lived here for the past 13 years and can truly say that this city is my home,” he said.
According to the release, more than 90 applications for the position were received not only from Texas but from all across the nation.
“This decision was extremely challenging due to the significant number of quality applicants,” Powell said.
He said Coulon rose to the top based on his vision for the department as well as his familiarity working in cities that have experienced large growth and development.
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