A Trip Down Memory Lane

In 1956, the Dallas Police Department made it’s home within the beautiful Dallas Municipal Building, located at 2014 Main Street. At one point, the building housed City Hall, municipal courts, the Dallas Police Department, and its jail. In 1978, City Hall eventually moved to its current location at 1500 Marilla Street. In 2003, the Dallas Police Department followed and moved to its new location at 1400 S. Lamar Street. For the last few years, the municipal courts were the only remaining occupants. As of February 9th, 2015, the part of the building that was once occupied by the Dallas Police Department, and its jail, is officially closed off for renovations. The University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law has plans to move into this historic building and be a part of its legacy. As we move on from an unforgettable era, we savor the memories through the following pictures that captured the department’s history.