On May 17, 2016, a Banner Draping Ceremony was held in front of Jack Evans Headquarters. Gary Griffith, President of Safer Dallas Better Dallas and David Pittman, Chairman of the White Rock Partnership joined Chief David O. Brown to drape the “We Support Our Dallas Police Officers” banner that was presented on May 10, 2016.
On May 10, 2016, White Rock Partnership Chairman David Pittman, Safer Dallas President Gary Griffith, and East Dallas Neighborhood Residents & Businesses presented Chief David O. Brown and his 7 Patrol Division Commanders with a “We Support Our Dallas Police Officers” banner to be posted outside of each patrol divisions as well as Jack Evans Police Headquarters. The banners represent an overwhelming support and appreciation by neighborhoods and businesses throughout the city of Dallas who recognizes the commitment and dedication demonstrated daily by the sworn and non-sworn members of the department.
In addition, on May 19, 2016, White Rock Partnership, East Dallas Neighborhoods & Businesses, and Safer Dallas are lighting downtown Dallas “blue” to further show their backing of officers during National Police Appreciation Week. Major downtown buildings, electronic signs, and even television news stations will be turning it all blue to show their support. Social media sites, press releases, and various magazines will also reflect their gratitude for local law enforcement. The Dallas Police Department is truly thankful for our partners, our great citizens, and various other organizations for their overwhelming support.