Kannapolis Police Department announces promotions

Published 9:01 am Friday, June 21, 2019

KANNAPOLIS — The Kannapolis Police Department has promoted several officers

Daniel Wallace was promoted to captain; Allen Tomlin was promoted to lieutenant; and Travis Kiser was promoted to sergeant.

“We are proud of all these officers, and we know they will be a big part in leading the department into the future,” said Police Chief Woody Chavis.

Wallace joined the Kannapolis Police Department as a patrol officer in 2000 after serving in the Army from 1994 to 1998. He has served as a patrol officer, D.A.R.E. officer, school resource officer and sergeant of the Community Services Unit. He was designated as a master police officer in 2009 and promoted to sergeant in 2010.

In addition to his regular duties, Wallace is the team leader for the Honor Guard and has served as a field training officer and member of the Special Response Team.

Wallace is a graduate of Rutherfordton-Spindale High School and holds an advanced law enforcement certificate from the N.C. Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission. He has completed 3,372 hours of professional training. In 2008, he received the Roger Dale Carter Memorial Service Award.

Wallace and his wife, Emily, have three children.

Tomlin began his career with the Kannapolis Police Department as a patrol officer in 1998. In 2000, he became a field training officer and a negotiator for the Special Response Team.

Tomlin is a graduate of Concord High School and holds an advanced law enforcement certificate from the N.C. Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission. He has completed 2,839 hours of professional training.

Tomlin is married to Joann Ylitalo.

Kiser began his career with the Kannapolis Police Department in the spring class of Basic Law Enforcement Training in 2009. He was a patrol officer until he became an investigator in 2016. He has earned designation as a master police officer, a member of the Special Response Team, and a field training officer.

Kiser holds an intermediate law enforcement certificate from the N.C. Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and has completed 3,008 hours of professional training. He has received several honors including the 2012 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8989 Officer of the Year Award; the 2013 Physical Fitness Award for the 30-39 age group; the 2018 Cannon Memorial Masonic Lodge Community Steward Award; and the 2019 Roger Dale Carter Memorial Service Award.

Kiser is a graduate of Northwest Cabarrus High School and earned an associate degree in electrical technology from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in 2007.

He and his wife, Brooke, have two children.

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