Chief David Houser, Vice-Chairman
- Chief of Police David R. Houser oversees the operations of the Durant Police Department. Houser was appointed Chief of Police February 8, 2016 after serving as Interim Chief since September 3, 2015.
- Chief Houser began his career as a Durant Police Reserve Officer in February 1992 and became a full-time patrol officer in April of 1992.
- Chief Houser is a graduate of the 223rd Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA. He attended the New Chiefs Academy in 2009, graduated the Centennial Leadership Durant course in 2010 and completed the Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police Command Staff Training in 2016.
- Chief Houser has served in numerous leadership assignments within the Durant Police Department and has had the unique opportunity to be involved in the development and implementation of many current and past programs of the department.
- Governor Kevin Stitt, in May 2019, appointed Houser to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation’s seven member Commission. His term ended in July of this year. Houser currently serves as Vice Chairman of CLEET’s Advisory Council and is the Southeastern Oklahoma Regional representative for Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police board of directors and a member of OACP’s Legislative Committee.
- Chief Houser has achieved an Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate from the State of Oklahoma’s Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training. Chief Houser is a CLEET certified firearms instructor. He also holds an Advanced Instructor Certificate from the State Law Enforcement Training Board and has been credentialed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police as an instructor.
Last Modified on 01/06/2022