June 10, 2014

Two Fort Worth officers being promoted to deputy chiefs

Both long-time veterans of the department, Captains Marty Salinas and Kenneth Dean will be promoted during a ceremony Thursday morning.

Police Chief Jeff Halstead has appointed two new deputy chiefs to fill positions left vacant by retirements.

Capts. Marty Salinas and Kenneth Dean will be promoted Thursday morning during a ceremony at the Fort Worth police academy.

Salinas has 32 years in law enforcement, including 28 with Fort Worth. He previously commanded patrol, the youth division, training, traffic and internal affairs and was instrumental in developing the department’s first Spanish citizen’s police academy.

He has a bachelor’s degree in applied arts and science from Midwestern State University and a master peace officer license.

Dean, a 22-year department veteran, has previously commanded patrol, criminal investigations, major crime, internal affairs and special operations.

Dean served more than 18 years in the Army. He currently works as a special agent in the Army Reserve’s criminal investigation division.

He has a bachelor’s in criminal justice from Dallas Baptist University and is currently enrolled in the executive MBA program at Texas Christian University.

The men will fill positions left vacant by the retirements of deputy chiefs Gene Jones and Billy Cordell. Cordell began this month as the new police chief of the Burleson Police Department.

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