Welcome to Flower Mound, Police Chief Coulon!

Flower Mound Police Department

David Coulon officially took the helm of the Flower Mound Police Department as he was sworn in as chief on May 1. “Flower Mound has a lot going on, and being part of it is exciting. Flower Mound believes in quality, and it shows. To be a part of that experience will be enriching,” Chief Coulon said. 

Chief Coulon brings 30 years experience in policing to the position, including 22 years in command positions. He comes to Flower Mound after serving as police chief for The Colony since 2014. Prior to that, he served the City of Irving Police Department starting in 1993, rising through the ranks from police officer to sergeant, lieutenant, captain, and, ultimately, assistant chief.  

“My family and I are deeply fond of Flower Mound, its warm community, excellent amenities, and beautiful parks. The small-town charm within a big-city setting is what drew us here,” Chief Coulon said. 

“The Flower Mound Police Department, with its strong team spirit and commitment to community outreach and training, aligns perfectly with my values and what are crucial aspects of a quality police agency. The opportunity to contribute to their ongoing success is truly exciting for me.”

Coulon has a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Texas and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Baylor University. He is a Texas Certified Public Manager and holds a Master Peace Officer Proficiency Certification issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. He is active in the Texas Police Chiefs Association, North Texas Police Chiefs Association, and International Association of Chiefs of Police.

“I am truly honored to be able to join the men and women of the Flower Mound Police Department and work alongside professionals who I respect and admire,” he said. 

“I firmly believe that the residents of Flower Mound deserve the highest-quality police force, and I am committed to ensuring that our service remains top-notch and adaptable to the evolving needs of both law enforcement and the town.”

Chief Coulon succeeded Chief Andy Kancel, who retired in November 2023 after 34 years in law enforcement and 10 years as Flower Mound’s chief. 

“I look forward to building upon Flower Mound’s tradition of excellence and working with our community partners to ensure Flower Mound remains one of the safest places in the country to live, work, and play,” Chief Coulon said.  

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