Four Allen police officers were promoted this year, adding two new corporals and two new sergeants to the department.
Congratulations to Corporal David Pall; Corporal Jeff Burge; Sergeant Cody Turner; and Sergeant Thomas Van Benthuysen.
Officer David Upvall was promoted to Corporal on March 2, 2021. He started with the Allen Police Department in 2006. Corporal Upvall has served in the Patrol Division, Narcotics Unit and most recently he served Allen ISD as a School Resource Officer.
Officer Jeff Burge was promoted to Corporal on March 2, 2021. He came to the Allen Police Department from 28 years of service with the Dallas Police Department. Since starting with Allen in March 2019, Corporal Burge has served in the Patrol Division and as a School Resource Officer.
Both Corporal Upvall and Corporal Burge look forward to serving the City of Allen in the Patrol Services Division.
Corporal Cody Turner was promoted to Sergeant on Feb. 19, 2021. He came to the Allen Police Department in 2005. He has 16 years of experience which have served him well. His most recent assignment was in the Traffic Unit of Patrol. Sergeant Turner is looking forward to serving the Patrol Division as an A2 Sergeant.
Corporal Thomas Van Benthuysen was promoted to Sergeant on Jan. 8, 2021. He was hired by the Allen Police Department in 2012. During his tenure, he served in SWAT, as a Field Training Officer, and as an Instructor of Defensive Tactics, Firearms and Ballistic Shield. Sergeant Van Benthuysen is looking forward to serving as a C1 Sergeant in Patrol.