Bio Sgt. Carl W. Coats

Sgt. Carl W. Coats
Grapevine Police Department 
307 West Dallas Road
Grapevine, Texas 76051
(817) 410-3273
Sgt. Carl Coats honorably served in the United States Marine Corps from 1985-1990.  After his service, he worked at the Cooke County Sheriff’s Department from 1990-1994.  In 1994 he became a Police Officer at the Grapevine Police Department where he has served for over 24 years in various capacities including CID and SWAT.  In 2005 he was promoted to Sergeant and began the Grapevine Police Department’s first ever Crimes Against Children Unit.  In 2012, he transferred to the Patrol Division where he now serves as the Day Shift Patrol Sergeant.   Sgt. Coats currently is the Lead Law Enforcement Consultant for the Advanced Investigations Curriculum and the Serious Physical Child Abuse and SIDS Program. He served as a member of the Tarrant County Child Fatality Review Team and the Northeast Alliance For Children for over 7 years and is currently a Governing Board Member of The Shaken Baby Alliance. In 2002, Detective Coats was chosen as Child Advocate of the Year of Tarrant County, Texas and he has been nominated for various child advocacy awards for his tireless dedication to seeking justice for children.  Sgt. Coats is married and is the father of 1 child who attends college.
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