Chief Marlin Suell

Parkland Police

Marlin R. Suell serves as Chief of the 157-member Dallas County Hospital District Police Department. With 30 years of law enforcement experience, Chief Suell came to Parkland in 2018 from the Fort Bend Independent School District Police Department in Sugar Land, Texas where he served as Administrative Lieutenant. Prior to that, he served as Chief of Police for the Maypearl, Texas Police Department.

His decades-long law enforcement career also includes service with the sheriff’s departments in Dallas, Harris and Smith counties. In Houston, he served as Chief Deputy, Law Enforcement Command where he assisted with the leadership and administrative responsibility for all sheriff’s department operation. As an employee of the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department Chief Suell served as Chief Deputy, Office of General Service and the Office of Detention Administration where he directed the care and custody of inmates incarcerated in the Dallas County Jail.

Prior to his tenure in Dallas and Harris counties, Chief Suell worked his way up from deputy, patrol sergeant to operations lieutenant with the Smith County Sheriff’s Department in Tyler, Texas.

· Master of Business Administration – LeTourneau University

· Bachelor’s Degree – Business Management – LeTourneau University

· Graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Leadership/Management Academy Class # 253

· Master Peace Officer’s Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and Education

· Basic Jail Certification Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education

· Instructor’s Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards

· Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force Officer