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Assistant Chief of Montgomery County Police Up for Position in Dallas

Assistant Chief Luther Reynolds

Assistant Chief Luther Reynolds is one of eight finalists to take over the Dallas Police Department, according to a report in the Dallas News.

Other finalists are from Seattle, Los Angeles and three high-ranking members of Dallas police, the report said.

The position has been vacant since October, when Chief David Brown retired. City Manager T.C. Broadnax is responsible for hiring the new chief.

Former Dallas Assistant Chief Daniel Garcia, who interviewed for the top job in 2010, was quoted in the paper as calling Reynolds a good candidate whom he met at the FBI national academy.

Reynolds began his career with the county as a civilian in the Office of Budget Management in 1988. The next year, he attended the police academy, and his first assignment was as a patrol officer in the Germantown District where he remained until his promotion to sergeant in 1996.

As a sergeant, Reynolds was assigned as the administrative assistant to the Field Services Bureau and as a patrol supervisor in the Germantown District. In 1998, Reynolds was promoted to lieutenant and assigned as the Deputy Commander of the Wheaton District station.

In February 2000, Reynolds was promoted to captain and became the Commander of the Bethesda District Station. After his command assignment, Reynolds held the position of Personnel Division Director and Training and Education Division Director. Reynolds also served as commander of the Germantown District station where he had been assigned since August 2010.

Reynolds was promoted to assistant chief in March 2013. In addition to his varied duties with Montgomery County police, he helped to institute the department’s body camera program.

In April, Capt. David Gillespie, who was commander of the Montgomery County police’s Germantown District police station, left to become chief of the Melbourne Police Department in Florida.

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