Kunkle to Go From Police to Professor

DPD leader joins UNT Dallas Staff

By Eric Kreindler
|  Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010  |  Updated 4:30 PM CDT
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Kunkle to Go From Police to Professor

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Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle retires on April 30.

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Retiring Dallas police chief David Kunkle revealed his new job during a reception in his honor Tuesday.

Kunkle will become the "executive in residence" for the W.W. Caruth Jr. Police Institute at the University of North Texas at Dallas.

“This really is a major coup for the Caruth Institute and UNT Dallas,” said Robert Taylor, CPI executive director. “We’ve had the opportunity to work closely with the chief to develop courses of study for the leaders of the department, the lieutenants who are beginning to make command decisions. Now, the benefit of that experience will go on long into the future.”

Kunkle will work on training future police leaders within the Dallas police department and other departments across the country. Kunkle will play a lead role in developing leadership courses relating to police management. He will act as a primary professor for undergraduate and graduate courses at the university.

Kunkle officially retires from the Dallas police force on April 30.

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