Officer of The Year- Sgt. Robert Proctor

Sergeant Robert Proctor, #6825, has been a valued member of the Dallas Police Department since September 1991.  Over the course of his 26-year career, Sergeant Proctor has received 63 commendations for outstanding job performance from supervisors, citizens and fellow officers and repeated dedication to the citizens of Dallas.  He has served as a Gang Unit Sergeant, Youth Action Center (YAC) liaison officer for Dallas Independent School District, worked in the Southwest Patrol Division, and is currently a Sergeant in the Communications Center at Dallas City Hall.

Known as a great communicator with an infectious laugh, Sergeant Proctor has distinguished himself as an innovative and caring officer, as well as a strong leader.  He has been commended for actions both large and small, from arresting suspects in gang-related shootings, attacks, robberies and drug busts, to jump-starting vehicles for citizens in need of assistance.  In February of 2013, Sergeant Proctor received a commendation for his participation in the overall reduction of crime for the city by 10.7 percent.


Sergeant Proctor holds a baccalaureate degree in Business Administration concentrating in Marketing from the University of Texas El Paso (UTEP), where he was a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity and a two-time NCAA (Division I) All American in the 1600-meter relay and the Distance Medley.

He has also participated in the National Police Olympics, earning the Defensive Most Valuable Player of that tournament, and was on the Dallas Police Department’s team that won the Flag Football National Championship in Las Vegas at the Annual Guns and Hoses Tournament in 2004.

Sergeant Proctor is active in the Santa Cops program and the Cops and Kids training card program. He has been an active and faithful member of the Inspiring Body Christ Church in Oak Cliff for nearly 20 years.  In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with this 14-year-old daughter Synthia and mentoring youth from the community.

Congratulations, Sergeant Robert Proctor on your outstanding job performance.