Statement From Chief Brown On Briefing to City Council

“The Dallas Police Department needs more officers patrolling neighborhoods to keep Dallas safe. Since I’ve been Chief of Police, 1000 employees have been cut from the police department; 200 police officers and 800 non-sworn support staff. The department is understaffed and underpaid. My request to add 200 officers over attrition will save citizens’ and officers’ lives. Overtime funding has saved lives, but it is not sustainable in the long term. Our officers are working everyday and putting themselves in dangerous situations to keep our community safe.”