Officer Dean Tran was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He has a degree in Architecture from the University of Houston (Go Coogs!). After working at a design firm for four years he felt the need to serve the community. Officer Tran joined the Austin Police Department in 2012 and worked patrol for approximately eight years before being assigned to the Explorer/PAL Unit. He started with the Recruiting Unit in 2022. When off duty, Officer Tran enjoys traveling with his family, off-roading, and camping.