Chief Scott McCollum and the members of the College Station Police Department are pleased to announce the promotion of an officer within the agency. The officer, Gatlin Kling, has completed a rigorous selection process and is being promoted to the rank of Sergeant.
Sgt. Gatlin Kling is a native of Bryan, Texas. He is a 2009 graduate of Texas A&M University, majoring in Communications and Journalism. After graduating from Texas A&M University, he was employed with an Engineering and Surveying Company in Bryan before joining the department in July of 2010. Since joining the department, he has served as a Patrol Officer, a Field Training Officer, a member of the SWAT Team, and as a Detective. His most recent assignment was serving in the Patrol Division as a Corporal and a Field Training Officer. Sgt. Kling has received numerous commendations, including Employee of the Month in January of 2018 for his role in saving two citizens from a house fire. Sgt. Kling will be assigned as a supervisor in the Patrol Division.