City of Hyattsville Police Department Deputy Chief Scott Dunklee to Serve as Acting Chief of Police During Search for Next Chief
On Dec. 17, 2020, City of Hyattsville Police Department (HCPD) Deputy Chief Scott Dunklee stepped into the role of acting Chief of Police, as Hyattsville city leaders prepared for a nationwide search for HCPD’s next police chief.
Acting Chief Dunklee grew up in the Hyattsville area and has 30 years of policing experience. His career includes time in a municipal police department, the Park Police, and at Prince George’s County Police Department where among other duties, he served as Commander of the Aviation Unit in the Special Operations Division, and coordinator for community policing units across the county. Dunklee also served as former Chief Amal Awad’s supervisor, working in PGPD’s Community Policing Section in the Hyattsville area. Dunklee joined HCPD in early 2017.
The chief of police position became available when Awad announced her resignation November 16, 2020, Her last day at HCPD was December 16. A search for the next HCPD Chief of Police is underway.