Brandon’s chief of police is hanging up his badge, but this time he means it.
Dave Kull retired, once, from the Sioux Falls Police Department as a captain back in 2008.
But he immediately accepted the job as chief of police in Brandon. Now after more than 40 years as a police officer, he’s retiring again.
Dave Kull has been down this road before.
In 2008, he retired from the Sioux Falls Police Department as a captain. Remembers it well. He says his last day was on a Friday and by Monday he was already patrolling the streets of Brandon as the chief of police.
“When you have two days in between this job and this job, you’re still wearing pretty much the same uniform,” Kull said.
Kull says he switched out a couple of patches, put on a different badge and went to work.
He’s been wearing the uniform in Brandon for 11 years now.
Kull says it’s been a fulfilling job, in a growing community, one where the crime rate continues to be low. He attributes that, not to police, but to the people.
“I’ve been real happy with my career, I’ve been fortunate, I’ve been blessed,” Kull said.
Now his next venture is just around the corner.
This spring, Kull ran unopposed as a city councilman and will attend his first meeting next month.
“It’s more of a part-time position, but I’m looking forward to that change,” Kull said.
So instead of enforcing the laws, Kull will now be making them.
Kull’s last day as police chief will be next Friday. He says he still might work part-time, but doesn’t know what or where just yet.