Mission trips inspired new Zionsville police officer to pursue law enforcement


By Heather Collins

Daniel Brown, one of Zionsville’s newest police officers, credits mission trips and studying modern day slavery, human trafficking and other injustices with inspiring him to pursue a career in law enforcement.

ZPD police officer Daniel Brown pauses with his wife, Holly. (Submitted photo)

Previously, Brown worked for the Julian Center, a shelter for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. At the Julian Center, Brown helped to implement a holistic approach to help clients with their physical, psychological and emotional needs.

“Law enforcement felt like a perfect fit to achieve my goals and pursue my passions,” Brown said.

Brown, 23, grew up 1 mile from Zionsville in Indianapolis. When he decided to pursue law enforcement, he knew Zionsville is where he most wanted to work.

“I am very familiar with the Zionsville area, have many friends in Zionsville and have many special memories in Zionsville,” Brown said. “I just really love the town.” 

Brown lives in Brownsburg with his wife, Holly, and their three dogs.

Much of Brown’s time with ZPD  has been spent at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. He said he enjoys learning physical tactics and absorbing experience from the other officers. He will begin his career with ZPD as a patrolman.

“Ultimately, I would like to work in investigation, develop my leadership abilities and see justice come to fruition,” Brown said.

Brown wants to make Zionsville a better, safer place.

“My goal with ZPD is to give my heart, time and passion to the community of Zionsville,” Brown said. “I desire to be an excellent team player and come alongside the other officers to ensure an environment that the people of Zionsville can feel safe and thrive in.”


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