Major David Woods was officially sworn in as City of Duncan’s Deputy Chief of the Duncan Police Department in a ceremony held at the Duncan Police Department today, February 1, 2024, with Municipal Judge Joe Enos administering the oath of office.
“Recognized as the 2023 Duncan Police Department’s Supervisor of the Year, Major Woods is an individual that works hard, is ethical and leads by example” states Chief of Police Brian Attaway, “His actions, both on and off duty, are an excellent representation of the Duncan Police Department and City of Duncan and I am pleased to announce his new role within our department.”
The son of David and Joy Woods, Major Woods graduated from Marlow High School then attended East Central University in Ada where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and was a graduate of the Collegiate Officer Program.
In December of 1997, Woods began his career at the Duncan Police Department. He has served as a Field Training Officer, Bicycle Patrol, Detective, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Special Response Team(SRT) Operator, Team Leader, Assistant Commander of the SRT, Sniper, Patrol Sergeant on all three shifts, Patrol
Lieutenant, and Training Lieutenant. He has received 2 Police Star awards and a Life Saving award.
Joined by his family and friends, Woods celebrated the appointment and stated “I have had many experiences in my career, some happy and some sad. I’ve had some long, boring, cold nights on morning shift and some extremely busy, hot, summer nights on evening shift. Of all that, I am most proud of the friendships I have made within the Duncan Police Department. I have had the privilege of a lifetime to work with some great people. I have literally been pushed out of the way by my friends so they could be the ones to face danger first and I have moved them aside so I could face it first. They have stood beside me in tough times and cheered me on when I did a good job. I have been blessed with a very fulfilling career and am looking forward to continuing to serve our community to the best of my abilities in my new role.”