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Sam Bass & Gang
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Bloody Bill Longley: A biography
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The train robbing Bunch (The Early West)
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Bounty hunter (The Early West)
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About the Denton Police Department

The Denton Police Department is staffed by 137 sworn police officers and organized into three bureaus: Operations; Investigative; and Special Operations.


The Operations Bureau of the Denton Police Department includes uniformed police patrol deployed in a North and South Division and including area coordinators for each Division; the business area coordinator; and the Special Enforcement Division that contains Code Enforcement, Animal Services, Environmental Crimes, Traffic, Parking Enforcement, and the Reserve Unit.


The Investigative Bureau of the Denton Police Department contains the Criminal Investigations Section, including crimes against persons, crimes against property and forensic analysis; Family Services Unit, including juvenile, domestic violence and child abuse investigations, and the Family Services Coordinator; and the Special Investigations Unit, including Narcotics, Street Crimes and K-9 Units


The Special Operations Bureau of the Denton Police Department contains the Training Division, including personnel responsibilities; Records Division, including the Records Section, Crime Analysis and Computer Administration; and the Support Services Division, including the Jail Operations, Warrant Section and Court Bailiff, Property and

Evidence and Communications Section, and the School Crossing Guards, Auto Pound, and Special Events.




After graduation from high school, Rick Miller served three years as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division.  He served almost twelve years as an officer, detective, and supervisor with the Dallas Police Department, after which he was the chief of police for the Killeen Police Department (Texas) and the Denton Police Department (Texas).  After receiving his juris doctorate from Baylor University in 1983, Rick Miller entered the private practice of law in Killeen. 


In 1992 he was elected the county attorney of Bell County, Texas, which position he currently holds.  He is a member of the board of directors of the National Association for Outlaw and  Lawman History, Inc. (NOLA), and has appeared on The Learning Channel and The History Channel in documentaries on western lore. Rick Miller is the author of Sam Bass & Gang, Bloody Bill Longley: A Biography, The Train Robbing Bunch and Bounty Hunter.


According to the book description of Sam Bass & Gang, “the legendary Sam Bass refused to give up his companions to the trailing lawmen. In 1878, the chase ended with the famous gunfight on the streets of Round Rock, Texas.”

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