The City of Kaufman Police Department announced the hiring of two new police officers last week. 

KPD welcomes new officers William Jones and Donny Henson. Both officers previously served at the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office.

“Each of them bring experience [to the department],” said Dana Whitaker, police chief for the department. “It’s difficult to attract and hire police officers who have experience on the job already. It’s great to get officers who also live locally. We’re glad to have them aboard.”

Henson was hired in November and began his training under a KPD Field Training Officer. Henson has 12 years of prior law enforcement experience. 

Jones started with KPD on March 22 and brings four years of experience to the department. 

The two hires bring the total of uniformed officers for the department to 17.

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