Two longtime employees of the Allen Police Department (APD) were promoted to new ranks in December.
Lt. Kyle Taliaferro promoted to Deputy Chief
Deputy Chief Kyle Taliaferro began his career with the Allen Police Department in July 2004. Since then, he has served as a Patrol Officer, School Resource Officer, Patrol Corporal, Patrol Sergeant, Professional Standards Unit Sergeant, and Patrol Lieutenant. Throughout his career he has taken on many extra duties to include Field Training Corporal, Field Training Sergeant (FTS), and Administrator of Field Training (AFT).
Deputy Chief Taliaferro earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Biology from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. He is also a graduate of the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration’s 56th School of Executive Leadership and School of Police Supervision.
Sgt. Steven May promoted to Lieutenant
Lt. Steven May began his law enforcement career in 1988 in his hometown of Copperas Cove where he served as a patrol officer and investigator. In 1997 he began working at the Coryell County Attorney’s Office as an investigator. Steven left the County Attorney’s Office in 2004 to accept a position at the Office of the Texas Attorney General in the Cyber Crimes Unit. After four successful years in Austin, he took a position at the Allen Police Department in 2008.
During his 33 years of public service, Lt. May has worked in many different aspects of law enforcement, including patrol officer, tactical officer, field training officer, field training sergeant, investigator, computer forensics examiner, patrol corporal, Internal Affairs corporal, and patrol sergeant. He also served on Attorney General Greg Abbott’s protective detail and led investigations on many high-profile cases, receiving numerous accolades for his casework.