Serve on the City’s Citizen Bond Advisory Committee

The City is seeking citizens to serve on a Citizen Bond Advisory Committee to evaluate the needs of the community and make recommendations to City Council on potential capital projects that could be included in a bond election held in November 2018. Committee members will meet at least twice a month during March, April and May with a goal of presenting their recommendations to City Council the end of May. Members will be appointed at the February 20, 2018, City Council meeting.

The Committee will consist of appointees from established committees/organizations, as well as citizens appointed from the public.

Interested applicants can contact Administrative Assistant Kristin Downs at 972.780.5069 or kdowns@duncanville.com by Thursday, February 15. Thank you for serving the City!

 

Town Hall Meeting Scheduled

There will be a Town Hall meeting to receive citizen input regarding the creation of a new City logo. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 23, 2018, from 6 pm to 8 pm at the D.L. Hopkins Jr. Senior Center. We look forward to seeing you on January 23!
*There will be no vote or action by the Duncanville City Council or any of the City Boards and Commissions.

Lane Closure

The right southbound lane of Cedar Ridge between Middale Road and Westridge Drive will be closed today (January 5) until Friday for repairs.

Preparations Begin for 2018 City Officers Election

The 2018 City Officers election will be held Saturday, May 5. Duncanville voters will go to the polls to elect the Mayor and Councilmembers to represent Districts 2 and 4 for the upcoming two-year term.

The first official day to file an application for a place on the ballot is Wednesday, January 17. The application deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, February 16. Candidate filing packets are now available in the City Secretary’s office.

City qualifications for candidacy include:

• Qualified voter
• Resident of the State of Texas for one year
• Resident of the City and district for six months
• Hold no other public office

All registered voters in the City of Duncanville may vote for the Mayor. Residents of Districts 2 and 4 may vote for their respective candidates. Anyone not currently registered to vote has until April 5, 2018, to register in order to cast a ballot in the May 5 election. Voter registration applications may be obtained at City Hall or the Duncanville Public Library.

Questions concerning voter registration should be directed to the Dallas County Voter Registration Department at 214.637.7937. Additional information regarding the upcoming election may be obtained by contacting Duncanville’s City Secretary at 972.780.5017.

 

Duncanville Police Department Offering Civil Service Exam

The Duncanville Police Department is offering a Police Civil Service exam on Saturday, January 27, 2018. Individuals interested in a rewarding career in Law Enforcement are urged to fill out an interest card to be eligible for the civil service exam.

The Duncanville Police Department has great opportunities in a variety of aspects of police work. If you are interested in a law enforcement career, submit an interest card by 3 pm on January 19, to be eligible for the exam on January 27.

Click here to fill out an interest card.

Christmas Tree Drop Off & Recycling Program

The City of Duncanville will pro­vide Christmas tree recycling beginning January 2nd through January 31st at the Service Center located at 330 Shady Trail. Residents may drop off their trees in the grassy area by the existing mulch pile on Shady Trail near Main Street (there will be signage to direct you to the area). Christmas trees must be free of lights and decorations and cannot be in any type of wrap, especially plastic. The mulch is provided free to residents. For more informa­tion, contact the Service Center at 972-780-4900.

Duncanville Police Department Announces Promotions

Photo: (Left to Right) Sergeant Ronald McCarty; Lieutenant Matthew Stogner; Assistant Chief of Police Brian Heard; Chief of Police Robert Brown; Assistant Chief of Police Mark LiVigni; and Sergeant Joseph Emmett

The Duncanville Police Department announced promotions of four members of its police force on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at the Duncanville Public Library.

Chief of Police Robert Brown said, “The new members of the Police Department’s Supervisory Staff have shown a positive attitude, a dedicated work ethic and many years of committed service with the Department.”

Lieutenant Mark LiVigni was promoted to Assistant Chief of Police effective December 28, 2017, and has served with the Duncanville PD for more than 24 years. Assistant Chief of Police Brian Heard recently announced his retirement after 30 years of dedicated service to the Duncanville Police Department and Duncanville citizens. LiVigni has served in different capacities while with the Duncanville PD. Most recently, he has commanded two patrol platoons as the Day Shift Watch Commander and also served as the department’s liaison with the Dallas Police Department in coordinating security support for the Hurricane Harvey Sheltering Effort at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. LiVigni has received the following Departmental awards:

  • Three Police Commendation Bars
  • Three Certificates of Merit
  • Two Meritorious Conduct Awards
  • Twenty-eight commendations for outstanding performance
  • Three Civic Achievement awards
  • Fourteen letters of commendation and appreciation

Sergeant Matthew Stogner was promoted to Lieutenant and has served with the Duncanville PD for 19 years. Throughout his career, he has been assigned to Patrol, Criminal Investigations Division, Warrant Unit, Deployment Unit and as the Special Services Sergeant. Additionally, Stogner has served as a Field Training Officer, Use of Force Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor and Firearms Instructor and has served on the Duncanville Police Department’s SWAT Team for 18 years with sixteen of those years as the Primary Team Leader. He is the current SWAT Team Commander. Stogner has received the following awards:

  • Medal of Valor
  • Meritorious Conduct Bar
  • Twelve Police Commendation Bars
  • Four Certificate of Merit Bars
  • 2005 & 2015 Officer of the Year Awards
  • Life Saving Bar
  • Education Achievement Bar
  • Expert Marksman Bar
  • 15-year safe driving bar
  • Fifty Departmental Commendations

Officer Joseph Emmett was promoted to Sergeant and has served with the Duncanville PD for 6 years. Emmett is a valued member of the SWAT Team and has received the following awards:

  • Duncanville’s 2013 Officer of the Year
  • Duncanville Police Association 2013 Officer of the Year
  • Police Commendation Bar
  • Advanced Peace Officer Certification
  • Lifesaving Bar
  • Certificates of Merit

Officer Ronald McCarty was promoted to Sergeant and has served with the Duncanville PD for 7 years. McCarty honorably served eight years in the U.S. Army before joining the Duncanville PD. He is a member of the SWAT Team and has received the following awards:

  • Nineteen Commendations
  • Certificates of Merit

“I am extremely proud to announce the promotions of these fine officers,” said Chief Brown. “The Duncanville Police Department is fortunate to have dedicated professionals who are willing to step up and take on higher levels of responsibility. I look forward to working closely with all four individuals and watching them grow into their new roles.”

The Duncanville Police Department consists of 61 full-time officers and seeks to contribute to the highest quality of life.

For more information about Duncanville’s Police Department, visit: www.duncanville.com.