Chief Darrell Hull’s law enforcement career began in 1993 after attending the Weatherford College Police Academy. After graduating, he worked briefly for the City of Springtown and the City of Weatherford as a patrol officer.
Chief Hull was hired by the City of Kennedale in 1996 and has served here ever since. In 2006, Mr. Hull was promoted to the rank of Captain and served in that capacity until being promoted to Chief in July of 2021.
During his 25-year career in Kennedale, Chief Hull has worked in various capacities and has thousands of hours of law enforcement training in addition to completing numerous leadership courses. Some of these courses include: Leadership for Commanders, Institute for Law Enforcement Administration, Developing Leaders for Texas Law Enforcement, and the Texas Police Chief Leadership Training Course. Chief Hull has also completed several specialized training courses and is a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Certified Police Instructor and a Professional Standards Investigator.
As an active member of the Kennedale community, Chief Hull serves on the board of the Kennedale Chamber of Commerce and is an active member of the Kennedale Rotary. The Chief is also a member of the Texas Police Chiefs Association, the North Texas Police Chiefs Association, and the North Texas Crime Prevention Association.
While serving the citizens of Kennedale, Chief Hull has received countless awards. These include: Officer of the Year, Supervisor of the Year, and the Community Service Award. He was also instrumental in helping the department achieve Texas Police Chiefs Association Best Practices Recognition for police agencies. The department is one of only 151 police agencies in the state to achieve recognition status.
Since promoting, Chief Hull has identified new departmental goals and his vision of establishing a professional police culture within the Kennedale Police Department. Chief Hull believes in and is dedicated to working with the community to enhance the quality of life for our citizens and visitors through Trust, Integrity, and Purpose.
Chief Hull has been married to his wife Leslie for 26 years and has three daughters. Chief Hull is an outdoor enthusiast and in his spare time enjoys deep sea fishing, hunting, and camping with his family.
Chief Hull holds a Master Peace Officer certificate from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.