On December 4, 2018, Senior Corporal Jabari Howard, #8427, was awarded December’s Officer of the Month by the Dallas Community Police Awards Committee. Senior Corporal Howard received the award during a banquet at the Park City Club located at 5956 Sherry Lane #1700, Dallas Texas.
Detective Howard is a 15-year veteran of the Department and is currently assigned to the Federal Task Force Office attached to the ATF. He began his career assigned to the Southwest Patrol Division before joining Operation Disruption. In 2009, he became a member of the Gang Unit before being assigned to the Federal Task Force where his knowledge allows him to be integral to dozens of federal investigations related to guns, drugs, and violence. After years of intensive investigation, Detective Howard was able to gather enough evidence to arrest a narcotics trafficker as well as seven other members of his criminal organization, who were utilizing one of the most violent gangs in the Dallas area as an intimidation tool.
Detective Howard has been the North Regional Director of the Texas Gang Investigators Association since 2014. In that position, he coordinates on gang intelligence for his region and holds conferences which are attended by gang investigators and prosecutors at the local and federal levels.
By collaborating with local gyms, he has built relationships with the community by bringing at-risk neighborhood kids together to play basketball. This keeps the kids off the streets and allows them to experience positive mentors. By engaging the citizens, he has created an open dialogue within the community and an understanding that he is there to make their neighborhoods safer.
In a letter to the Meritorious Conduct Board, Sergeant Adrian Ballin, #7579 who nominated Senior Corporal Jabari Howard, stated, “This is the type of dedication that Detective Howard has always brought wherever he has worked. He is a thorough investigator who takes pride in doing good police work.”
Thank you, Senior Corporal Jabari Howard, for your extreme dedication, hard work, and professionalism that has brought great credit to yourself and the Dallas Police Department.