Kevin Allen

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Service Record

Daytona Beach Florida Police Department

Rank Officer
Salary $66,845 (2021)[1]
Last Known Status Active


Allen has received the Medal of Valor, two Medals of Merit, and other commendations and letters of appreciation from citizens.[2] Details of some commendations are shown below.

2013 Medal Of Merit

On March 14, 2013, Allen and other officers were dispatched to a fire at a hotel and worked to evacuate the hotel and control the scene for the fire department. Allen and the other officers received the Medal of Merit.[3]

2021 Letter of Commendation

During "Bike Week 2021", Allen's platoon conducted traffic stops in an effort to slow down visitors as they came through town. On May 24, 2021, Allen received a Letter of Commendation from the chief as he "made it safer for the residents and visitors".[2]

2021 Letter of Commendation

On April 24, 2021, Allen helped investigate an armed man who was later found with a missing woman. On June 7, 2021, Allen received a Letter of Commendation from the chief for his "teamwork, dedication, and utilization of resources".[2]

2022 Distinguished Service Citation

On January 30, 2021, a man threatened to kill another officer who had responded to a call. Allen arrived as backup and "brought this incident to a successful ending". In April 2022, Allen received the chief's Distinguished Service Citation.[2]

Incident Reports

2018 Use of Excessive Force

Response Timeline

Allen received a written reprimand.[2]

2021 Arrest of Christopher Howard

On December 18, 2021, officers responded to a trespassing call and located Howard. After Howard was handcuffed and sitting, Allen grabbed Howard's shirt and pulled him to a standing position while Howard made choking sounds. Allen mocked the noises as he frisked Howard.[2]

Howard's mugshot shows red marks on his neck.[2]

Allen claimed that he thought Howard might be reaching for something in his pocket.[2]

The incident was captured by another officer's body-worn camera.[2]

Response Timeline

Howard filed an excessive force complaint against Allen.[2]

An internal affairs investigation determined that Allen had violated the policy on excessive force and had not documented the use of force.[2]

Allen was suspended for one day.[2]

2022 Trespassing Call

Body-worn camera footage

On June 8, 2022, officers responded to a call of a disturbance in a park area. Allen made contact with a man holding a sign, informed him that the entire park was not a public facility, and referred him to nearby public areas.[4]

The incident was captured on officers' body-worn cameras.[4]

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