Lieutenant L.C. Dodson celebrated his retirement with family and peers on March 9, 2022. The ceremony marked a professional career spanning almost four decades of dedicated leadership and honorable service to three law enforcement agencies.
Lt. Dodson began his law enforcement career with the Beaumont Police Department in 1982. After six years, he transitioned to the Taylor County Sheriff's Office where he served another 12 years building an esteemed law enforcement reputation. Dodson brought his talents to Allen Police Department in March 2000.
One of his earliest assignments was to create the APD Narcotics Unit. His work ethic and dedication were quickly noticed by those around him, and he was named the Allen Police Department Officer of the Year in 2001. L.C. promoted to the Rank of Sergeant in August 2001, and just three short years later, he was named the 2004 Supervisor of the Year. Dodson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in October 2005. During his time at APD, Lt. Dodson worked in or supervised every Division and Specialized Unit within the department. He considers his move to Allen PD as one of the best personal and professional decisions he ever made.
Lt. Dodson is a fourth generation Texas Police Officer. His retirement ends 106 consecutive years of service as Texas Police Officers for the Dodson family.
“Being a Police Officer has been one of the greatest honors of my life," said Dodson. "I have always tried to promote and model the values, mission, and philosophy of the law enforcement profession by instilling a true sense of responsibility and accountability in myself and others. I have been very blessed to have associated with exceptional people, many who became my role models, including some in attendance today.”
Lt. Dodson looks forward to spending extra time with his wife of 32 years, Candy (a.k.a. The Colonel).
Pictured: Professional Police photo of Lt. Dodson; Chief Brian Harvey presents a custom plaque to Lt. Dodson at his retirement ceremony