Chief's Office

CurtisMeet the Interim Chief of Police

Daniel Curtis (policechief@plano.gov) currently serves as Interim Chief of Police for the City of Plano, TX. The Plano Police Department is an accredited agency with 683 employees and is one of the safest cities in the country. Interim Chief Curtis has been a member of the Plano Police Department since 1990. Prior to employment with the Plano Police Department, he worked as a Police Officer in Waco, Texas.  

During his career with the department, Interim Chief Curtis served as Bureau Commander of the Support Operations Bureau and previously commanded the Field Operations Bureau. He has also served as a patrol officer, field-training officer, narcotics investigator, patrol sergeant, narcotics sergeant, patrol watch commander, patrol administrative lieutenant, and as division commander (captain) in Patrol, Criminal Investigations, and the Support Services Divisions.    

Interim Chief Curtis holds a bachelor’s degree from Midwestern State University and a Graduate Certificate in Local Government Management from the University of Texas at Dallas. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Senior Management Institute for Police at Boston University, the Drug Enforcement Agency Drug Unit Commander’s Academy, and the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration’s School of Police Supervision and the School of Executive Leadership. 

Interim Chief Curtis holds a TCOLE Master Peace Officer License, a TCOLE Instructor Certification, and has served as an Instructor for the International Association of Chiefs of Police / West Point “Leadership in Police Organizations” program.