Dylan Davis is an Ardmore native and 2010 graduate of Ardmore High School. Following his high school graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps serving in the “aviation side.” Davis was discharged in 2015.

Q: Why did he choose law enforcement as a career?

“Six months after I got out (U.S. Marine Corps) I found I wasn’t satisfied. I wanted a job that mattered again,” Davis explained, adding law enforcement seemed like the perfect match for him. “I also missed the brotherhood and the camaraderie I had in the Marines.”

Q: Why did he seek a position with the APD?

Having already returned to his hometown, once he decided law enforcement was the career he wanted he said the APD was a clear cut choice. “So I started the application process in August 2015. It was a lengthy process,” he said.

Q: What are his goals as one of the APD’s newest officers?

“My biggest goal is to be very proficient at my job — the law and helping others. I want to excel at what I do. Being a Marine we always strive to make the next rank,” Davis said, adding “right now I enjoy being part of the patrol division, being out there in the community and dealing directly with the public. I like the community interaction.”

Q: What does he want the citizens to know?

“I feel this was like the Marine Corps, something I’m meant to do. Like the APD motto says, I’m here to serve and protect. That’s what I’m about to help when I can and treat everyone with respect,” Davis said.

Talking about Davis and what he brings to the APD Deputy Chief Kevin Norris said, “Again we were able to hire an Ardmore High School graduate, who has deep ties to our community. We are excited that Davis chose to apply with the police department after his service to our community. During Davis’ hiring process, he spoke about how much he enjoyed serving in the Marines, that he wanted to continue to serve by giving back to the community as an Ardmore police officer.” 

Davis is married. He is currently serves on the midnight shift under the direction of FTO Cpl. Chis Mata.