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.