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Captain of Patrol Dan McMillan

Captain of Patrol Dan McMillan Castle Rock Precinct

Captain Dan McMillan began his career with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in 1989 as a Law Enforcement Explorer.  During his career, he has served as a deputy in the detentions and patrol divisions, field training officer, Corporal, and Investigator.  He has been a Sergeant in the Patrol Division and a Lieutenant assigned to Detentions, Patrol, Investigations Impact Unit, Major Crimes, and Professional Standards Internal Affairs / Training Section. 

In 2022, Captain McMillan was assigned as the Patrol Division Commander which includes patrol services to include the Town of Larkspur, City of Castle Pines, Special Teams, Traffic Enforcement Section, Community Response Team (CRT), Homeless Engagement Assistance and Resource Team (HEART) and Pike National Forest. He has had the opportunity to command numerous critical incidents from the variety of positions he has held.

Captain McMillan is the Commander for the Douglas County Regional Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team.  During that time, he has been instrumental in regionalizing the team with all three municipal law enforcement agencies, to share resources and ultimately cut costs to the citizens of the incorporated and unincorporated areas of Douglas County.  He furthered the Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) program with South Metro Fire Rescue and expanded the program so it could better serve the community. 

Captain McMillan has served on the North Central Region (NCR) and Denver Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI), Public Safety and Security Sub-Committee since 2008.  In 2019, Captain McMillan was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Rocky Mountain Tactical Team Association (RMTTA) and serves today as an RMTTA Advisory Board Member.

During his tenure, Captain McMillan has attended numerous leadership development classes.  In 2008, he graduated from the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command Class 253.