Today Deputy Chief Dan Donlin notified the City of Bismarck that he has agreed to accept the position of Bismarck Chief of Police. “Deputy Chief Donlin has the combination and breadth of experience that is required to lead Bismarck’s police department and to continue the record of service and high standards our community expects,” said Mayor John Warford. “It is with pleasure that we welcome Dan Donlin to this leadership position.”
“I am very pleased Dan accepted the position and I look forward to the leadership skills he will bring to the police department and the community,” said Commissioner Parrell Grossman. The City Commission was impressed with the quality of experience Dan possesses, which can only be gleaned from his time in the trenches, years of training, dedication and hands-on experience. “Dan’s credibility is a quality that will serve him well as he fosters important collaborative relationships with local, state and regional law enforcement. He is well respected in the law enforcement community,” said Commissioner Grossman.
Donlin started with the Bismarck police department in 1988 as a police officer, and has been with the department for 24 years. He’s moved his way through the ranks and has served as Deputy Chief since 2007.
“I am honored to have been selected as Bismarck’s next Chief of Police, said Deputy Chief Donlin. “I am very pleased to have the opportunity to lead the highly competent team of law enforcement professionals at the Bismarck police department,” said Donlin. “We will continue to provide the best police service possible to the community to make Bismarck a safe and enjoyable place to live, work, and play,” said Chief Donlin.
Deputy Chief Donlin’s first day of work is anticipated to be January 19, 2013.