Dallas Police Department Recognizes Black History Month

February is nationally known as Black History Month and the Dallas Police Department would like to close out this month by recognizing two African-American trailblazers within the Department. Assistant Chief Patricia Paulhill, #4497, was the first African-America female officer on the Dallas Police SWAT Team, and later became the first female commander of a SWAT team in any major city in the United States. Senior Corporal Artealous Christian, #2581, was the first African-American motorcycle officer and is currently the most tenured officer with the Dallas Police Department, with 47 years of active service.