Promotion Ceremony for Majors, Deputy Chiefs and Assistant Chiefs

On Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 2:00 p.m., a promotional ceremony was held to honor the following individuals:

Promotions to Assistant Chief

assist-chiefsAsst. Chief Paul Stokes, #5802  – Asst. Chief Christina Smith, #6521  – Asst. Chief John Lawton, #7090

Promotions to Deputy Chief

dep-chiefDeputy Chief Thomas Castro, #7488  –  Deputy Chief Lonzo Anderson, #7503

Promotions to Major

majorsMajor Paulette Richardson, #7512  –  Major Bill Griffith, #5857  –  Major Reuben Ramirez, #7345

The ceremony was held in the Donald A. Stafford Media Conference Room at Jack Evans Police Headquarters located at 1400 S. Lamar St., Dallas, TX 75215. Congratulations to all!




All’s Fair in Love and Promotions

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Sergeant Johnsey Vann, #8299 and Sergeant Aundrea Vann, #8983

The Dallas Police Department will add 35 officers to the rank of Sergeant today, in addition to five Lieutenants and three Majors. The promotion ceremony is a special day for the honorees because officers choose a special person to pin his or her new badge on their chest. Some choose a child. Others choose a parent. Then there’s that choice of husband or wife, or in this case, husband and wife!

Johnsey Vann, #8299 and Aundrea Vann, #8983, shared the honor of pinning each other Thursday, October 16, 2014, as they accepted their new positions in the rank and file.

“It was awesome for us to promote together,” Aundrea said. “I’d just taken the senior corporal test when the 2011 sergeant exam was announced and I wasn’t eligible to take it. I urged Johnsey to take that test, but he was emphatic about us taking the test together, so he waited for me.”

As a married couple, they’re no strangers to teamwork and togetherness.

“We met at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in Ms. Charlotte McBride’s fourth grade class,” she explained as she smiled from ear to ear. “We graduated high school together, but we didn’t start dating until after college.”

The couple hails from Muskogee, Oklahoma and married in 2003 after Johnsey graduated with Dallas Police Academy Class 276.

Fotor0101795517“It was so special to me that we were able to promote together,” Johnsey said. “Before we got married and even a little bit afterwards, she had her own career with her degree in agriculture. It meant the world to me when she joined me in my career.”

Aundrea hired on in 2006 just after the couple had their first child.

“I would’ve never thought about being a police officer if it wasn’t for Johnsey. I truly appreciate him for introducing me to the Dallas Police Department,” Aundrea stated.

The sergeant exam is a rigorous process. After the written test, the results rank each test taker, followed by an assessment center that re-ranks the competitors. Mrs. Vann finished number six, closely followed by Mr. Vann at number 8.

“It’s amazing to be able to go on this journey with her. I’ve known her since we were 10 years old and I feel privileged to have pinned my wife; she was my friend before she was my wife and it’s even more special that she beat me,” he said as he smiled. “Everyone tries to give me a hard time because she beat me, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!”

The lovebirds have been married for 11 years and have two children, 8-year-old Jaxsen and 5-year-old Ellisen.

Congratulations to husband and wife team, Sergeant Aundrea Vann and Sergeant Johnsey Vann on their promotions.

Chief David Brown Promotes 2 to Rank of Lieutenant

Chief David O. Brown is pleased to announce the following Lieutenants promotions effective Wednesday, March 12, 2014. A promotional ceremony will be held in their honor on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at 9:30 a.m., in the Don A. Stafford Conference Room located in the Jack Evans Police headquarters, 1400 S. Lamar Street, Dallas, Texas.

Sergeant Brian Deininger and Sergeant Sharise Hadnot will be promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.  Lieutenant Deininger will be assigned to Northwest Patrol Division, and Lieutenant Hadnot will be assigned to South Central Patrol Division.

The ceremony will be held in the Donald A. Stafford Media Conference room at 9:30 am on March 11, 2014.