Ash the Aggie
GPPD Podcast - Grand Prairie Police (TX)
by Nate & KD
1w ago
This weekend! Come Test!! https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/grandprairietx/jobs/4411161/police-officer?keywords=police&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs Ashton took the long road to be where he is now. He got hired years ago (2019) and halfway through the academy, left to pursue federal job opportunities. Ash came back to his senses and re-applied with GPPD. After getting hired back (2022), he made it through the academy and field training. He works patrol on Nights A where he is having a blast.  Ashton was born in Louisiana but grew up in Texas. Ash is a Texas A&M Aggie where ..read more
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Retired CA cop Eric Acha
GPPD Podcast - Grand Prairie Police (TX)
by Nate & KD
2w ago
Come Join Us! https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/grandprairietx/jobs/4411161/police-officer?keywords=police&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs Eric Acha was born in the Phillipines.  He moved to America in 1980 with his family and settled down in California.  In 1994, he had the wild idea to become a police officer and pursued that dream.  He had an interesting journey in being a police officer and not being a US Citizen at the time.  He then got his citizenship and continued to fulfill his desire to serve in Law Enforcement. He held many roles and responsibilities in ..read more
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Patriotic A-Aron
GPPD Podcast - Grand Prairie Police (TX)
by Nate & KD
3w ago
Come Join Us! https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/grandprairietx/jobs/4411161/police-officer?keywords=police&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs Aaron has been with GPPD since 2012.  He worked in detention till 2015, where he then joined the PD as a new recruit.  After the academy, he worked nights and then days for a few years.  In 2022, he came to investigations as an Auto Theft Detective.  He also still currently serves as a Negotiator for the SWAT team, as well as a member of the Honor Guard.   He is a man of patriotic fashion (clearly) who is married and has ma ..read more
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Ma'u from the friendly islands (Tonga Islands)
GPPD Podcast - Grand Prairie Police (TX)
by Nate & KD
1M ago
Come Join Us! https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/grandprairietx/jobs/4411161/police-officer?keywords=police&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs Ma'u (Ma-ough) was born in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Her family hails from the Tonga Islands.  She went to Central Methodist University (Columbia, MO) where she got her Masters degree (MA) in Education.   She moved to Texas in 2010 in pursuit of job opportunities in law enforcement.  She got hired on at GPPD in 2011 where she worked in detention.  In 2015, she became a Team Lead in the detention center.  Ma'u then transferred ..read more
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Bag Piper Tony
GPPD Podcast - Grand Prairie Police (TX)
by Nate & KD
1M ago
Tony came to GPPD after a long career in the Army.  He wore many hats in the military over a long and distinguished career. After the military, he went through our Basic academy and the rest is history.  Tony has been with GPPD for over 8 years now.   Tony worked for a brief stint in the jail while awaiting his academy start.  He then went through training and went to Nights A.  He is now on Days B and is having a blast.  He is a Field Training Officer (FTO), is on the Honor Guard, and plays the Bag Pipes.   He has QUITE the interesting daily routine in sl ..read more
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Orlando the ex-Floridian
GPPD Podcast - Grand Prairie Police (TX)
by Nate & KD
1M ago
Come Join Us! https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/grandprairietx/jobs/4411161/police-officer?keywords=police&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs This week our hosts sit down with Orlando.  Orlando has been with GPPD for about 9 years now.  He came to GP after working about 10 years in Florida as a cop.   Orlando was in patrol and then an FTO.  He transferred to the traffic division back in 2018.  He has worked as a vehicle crimes investigator and now works as an accident investigator and commercial motor vehicle inspector.   He shares some interesting hurrican ..read more
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Brandon the muffin man
GPPD Podcast - Grand Prairie Police (TX)
by Nate & KD
2M ago
Come Join Us! https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/grandprairietx/jobs/4411161/police-officer?keywords=police&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs This week the hosts sit down with Officer Brandon.  Brandon grew up in a small town and then went to college at Tarleton State University.  Brandon came to GPPD after working for another agency for 12 years before coming to GP.  He did patrol, traffic, and CID at his prior agency. Since lateralling over to GP, Brandon has now been with GPPD for over 10 years now.   Currently, Brandon is in the traffic unit and is a "motor jock ..read more
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John the dog whisperer
GPPD Podcast - Grand Prairie Police (TX)
by Nate & KD
2M ago
John has been with GPPD for over 12 years now.  Before that, he worked for another local agency.  He has been a K9 officer for about 7 years now and patrols the streets with his sidekick/partner Kane.    He attended Sam Houston State University where he got his degree in Criminal Justice.  John came to GPPD after working a DWI/Accident at his former agency and interacting w/ numerous GPPD cops.   When he came to GPPD, he was a member of our first lateral only academy class (Lateral Class #1).   They tell an interesting story of when Nate was doing a ride-ou ..read more
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Destinee the dog catcher?
GPPD Podcast - Grand Prairie Police (TX)
by Nate & KD
2M ago
Destinee is a supervisor at Animal Services...don't let her hear you calling it "Animal Control" or the "the Pound."  And no, she is not a dog catcher.  Destinee has been there a while and worked at another city prior to coming to GP.    She is a fan of Koodemondes.  What are those?  We don't know either but it sounds cool! She is a proud wife and mom (of twins) who does bodybuilding on the side as well!   #firstresponders #mentalhealth #policestories #firefighters #firstresponderpodcast #wellness #police #policepodcasts #coplife #grandprairie #grandprairie ..read more
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Lauren the critical communicator
GPPD Podcast - Grand Prairie Police (TX)
by Nate & KD
2M ago
Lauren grew up in a law enforcement household.  Her dad, grandfather, uncle, and her husband are all in law enforcement....so she was pre-destined! Lauren is a emergency communications (dispatch) supervisor for us.  She has been with us for 10 years now.  Before coming to Grand Prairie, she worked dispatch for another local agency for 3 years.     She is married and a proud mom.  She is raising them right because her son asked Santa for a Dodge Charger and a Shotgun...and his favorite season is rifle Deer season! #firstresponders #mentalhealth #policestorie ..read more
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