June 30, 2022 8:21 pm

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MCDA SPECIAL CRIMES CHIEF DEPARTS FOR NEW CAREER IN AFRICA

On Monday, August 26, 2019, Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon announced the departure of Bureau Chief Tyler Dunman and subsequent office reorganization.  Special Crimes Bureau Chief Tyler Dunman has resigned from his position at the DA’s Office after accepting a position with The Human Trafficking Institute in Washington, D.C.  For the Institute, Dunman will live and serve as the Special Counsel in Uganda and will assist and provide legal expertise to Ugandan prosecutors and law enforcement officials handling and prosecuting human trafficking cases throughout the East African country.  Dunman joined the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office in 2007, following a clerkship on the Fourteenth Court of Appeals in Houston.  Advancing through the ranks, he has held several leadership positions in the office, including District Court Chief and Chief of the Public Integrity Division.  In 2015, Dunman was promoted to the Special Crimes Bureau Chief position.  In this position, Dunman has been responsible for the day to day supervision and development of multiple divisions in the office, including the Sexual/Physical Abuse of Children, ICAC/Human Trafficking, Family Violence, Vehicular Crimes, White Collar/Civil, Public Integrity, and Major Offenders.  During his tenure, Dunman prosecuted many high-profile cases and made significant advances in community development programs for the office.  In 2015, he worked to launch the Montgomery County Coalition Against Human Trafficking, Montgomery County’s first organization devoted to eliminating trafficking and child exploitation in the region.

District Attorney Brett Ligon:  “Anyone who has known Tyler for more than a minute knows that his dedication to Montgomery County and its citizens is second only to his faith and family.  On a personal note, I am going to miss him, but Montgomery County is not losing a son, Uganda is gaining a warrior to help combat human trafficking at its source.  Tyler will continue to be a part of our office family and culture and we both foresee a day in the future where we will work together again in the pursuit of justice for victims in Montgomery County.  I am excited for the new opportunities this transition presents to others within the office who have worked closely with Tyler in helping to carry on our work.”