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Dan Darnell, District One
Councilperson Dan DarnellDistrict One Councilperson Dan Darnell

A resident of San Juan County since the early 1980's, Dan retired from the Farmington Police Department in December, 2003 after more than 20 years of service. During his service with the City, he worked as a patrol officer and supervisor, detective, narcotics agent and supervisor, special projects, special response team member and leader, and gang enforcement coordinator. 

In March, 2004, Dan was elected to the Farmington City Council, representing District One. Since that time, he has worked on the Sycamore Park and South Side Community Center projects, the Metropolitan Redevelopment Area, the One Stop Social Services Shop, the Multi- Cultural Center, Affordable Workforce Housing efforts, and the Safe Streets Initiative, to name some major efforts. He is the council representative to the Northwest New Mexico Council of Governments, and is on the Policy Committee of the Farmington Metropolitan Planning Organization. 

He holds an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice and is working on a Bachelor of University Studies degree. He has been certified to instruct in the areas of work force ethics, officer survival, firearms training, special weapons and tactics, street and prison gangs, grant writing and general police topics.

Dan has been active with the youth in the community as a mentor, as well as through coaching basketball, baseball and softball. He has presented various drug, alcohol and gang prevention programs to community groups, civic organizations, parent groups, teachers and to workforce safety organizations. He has also served as a member of the Boys and Girls Club Foundation Board and is on the Red Cross Board of Directors.

City of Farmington
800 Municipal Drive
Farmington, NM 87401
Ph: 505-327-7701