Mesquite, TX – October 22, 2021 – On Oct. 22, the Mesquite Police Department held a promotional ceremony and announced the promotion of Captain Doug Yates to the rank of Assistant Police Chief. Yates joins current Assistant Police Chief David Faaborg in the leadership support of Police Chief David Gill.
Assistant Police Chief Yates has more than 26 years of experience with the Mesquite Police Department. This includes supervising patrol shifts, technical services, criminal investigations, dispatch, jail operations and the canine unit. Yates earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Texas A&M University-Commerce. His involvement in the community includes serving as a Youth Leader at First Baptist Church of Kaufman and as the Chairman for the Boy Scouts of America Troop 375.
The promotional ceremony also included:
- Police Lieutenant Geoffery Caldwell promoted to the rank of Police Captain
- Police Sergeants William Lo and Chad Copeland promoted to the rank of Police Lieutenant
- Police Officers Curtis Phillip and Paul Wathen promoted to the rank of Police Sergeant
- Public Safety Dispatchers Chad Boyette and Lauren Vega promoted to the rank of Public Safety Dispatcher Supervisors
Police Chief David Gill said, “I am incredibly proud of all these professionals. Their commitment to the Mesquite Police Department and the community they serve is extraordinary. These promotions are a result of their leadership qualities and illustrate the character that they demonstrate every day to help keep Mesquite safe.”