After a tour with the U.S. Marine Corps, Sergeant Keith Wenzel began his career in law enforcement as a patrol officer with mid-size police department. Four years later, in 1982, Keith was hired onto the Dallas PD and worked various assignments to include patrol, covert deployment, and an academy advisor. During this time between a career and family, he graduated from the Dallas Baptist University with a bachelors degree. In 1987 he was selected for the SWAT team where he stayed until he was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 1993. As a supervisor, Keith held leadership positions in patrol, deployment, and the bike unit. He supervised patrol officers in five of the six patrol divisions in Dallas.
In 2007, Keith left patrol and began supervising in-service training at the Dallas Police Academy, developing new curriculum for his 3600 member department. His responsibilities include vehicle operation, defensive tactics, reality based training and use of force.
Sgt. Wenzel’s current clients include police agencies, technical colleges and professional organizations including ALERT, TWILE (Texas Women in Law Enforcement) and several private security firms.