Clennon recognized as new police captain

Published 10:01 am Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Todd Clennon was officially recognized as the new Captain of the Austin Police Department during the Austin City Council’s regular meeting Monday evening at City Hall.

Mayor Tom Stiehm, the Austin City Council and Austin Police Chief David McKichan, along with Clennon’s friends and family, watched as Clennon’s wife, DeAnna, and son, Steven, pinned the captain’s insignia on Clennon’s collar.

“Todd does a fantastic job for us,” McKichan said. “He’s going to be a nice fit for the department and for the community.”

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Clennon assumed the role of captain on Monday, April 29. He was hired to replace McKichan after McKichan was promoted to chief.

“I’m very excited to be taking on this new role and be working with Chief McKichan and the city staff,” Clennon told the Herald. “It’s been a wonderful department to work for and I’ve got some great colleagues here that I’ve enjoyed working with over the years and I look forward to working with them well into the future.”

Austin Police Chief David McKichan, left, and retired Austin Police Chief Brian Krueger, right, attended Clennon’s pinning ceremony. Photo By Michael Stoll/

A native of Austin, Clennon served in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years. He was a member of the Kansas City Police Department for three years before returning to Austin.

July will mark 20 years since Clennon joined the APD. He was a detective for the past nine years and was also the commander of the Special Emergency Response Team (SERT).

“I worked with Todd for about eight years,” Stiehm said. “I knew him enough to know that he was well respected and well thought of.”

“We’re very happy to have him in this role and the City of Austin will be as well,” McKichan said.

“I’m excited to collaborate with our community partners and move the police department into the next few years,” Clennon said.