Dan Donlin

2018 Speaker

Dan Donlin

Chief Dan Donlin was born and raised in Bismarck, graduating from St. Mary’s Central High School and the University of Mary.  He has served for 30 years with the Bismarck Police Department.  His career includes working on Patrol as an officer, a Sergeant and as a Lieutenant.  He worked in the Investigations Section as a detective, specializing in personal and property crimes, and also as a Sergeant.  He was the Director of the Police Youth Bureau for five years and the department’s PIO.  He served 15 years on SWAT.  He served as the Deputy Chief in the Field Services Division and the Support Services Division.  He was promoted to Chief of Police on January 20, 2013.  He’s a law enforcement instructor specializing in defensive tactics and officer involved shootings.  He holds a 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo and is a 2003 graduate of the FBI National Academy.