CHIEF DAVID ERICKSON

Lieutenant David Erickson 


CHIEF DAVID ERICKSON

Chief David Erickson joined the Atlantic Police Department in 1997. Erickson was promoted to Lieutenant in 2008 and promoted to Chief in 2016. Previous to becoming an officer for the A. P. D., Erickson was a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. His specialty was Military Intelligence attached with the Marine Corps Sniper / STA Platoon. While in the service he served in Central America and Kuwait during the Gulf War. After getting out of the service, Erickson worked at the Atlantic Coca Cola Bottling Company where he was a salesman, a supervisor for Creston Territory, and a member of the Atlantic Police Department Reserve Unit from 1996 - 1997. He graduated from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy 160th Basic in 1997. From 1998 to 2008 he was the liaison for the Reserve unit and during that time the Unit was awarded the Unit of the year award three times in the state of Iowa. He was also a firearms instructor, field training officer and was in charge of all the kid programs. Chief Erickson is married and has five kids and ten grandchildren. He enjoys taking kids hunting, fishing and camping and spending time outdoors. He also does volunteer work as a mentor for kids in the community.


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