Chief on the Beat at Dallas Baptist University

Come join us on Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the campus of Dallas Baptist University (3000 Mountain Creek Pkwy) for the last “Chief on the Beat” Crime Prevention Safety & Health Fair of 2016. Dallas Baptist University staff has been integral in the planning of this fun and free, family-friendly event. There will be more than 50 vendors on hand to provide free services and information to the public. Some of our vendors include Dallas Animal Services, DART Police Department, Head Start, The Family Place, and Cease the Grease. Walgreens will also be onsite providing free flu shots (while supplies last). Stop by to meet Southwest Division Deputy Chief Martinez and the local Neighborhood Police Officers.


Fair Park 80th Anniversary and Chief on the Beat

Happy 80th Anniversary to Fair Park!! The Fair Park 80th Anniversary Celebration starts this evening and goes through Saturday, June 11th. This Friday evening, June 10th, the Dallas Police Department is bringing the “Chief on the Beat” to Fair Park. There will be rides, jazz and blues bands, and several other activities and entertainment for the whole family. The Friday festivities get started at 5:00 p.m.

The Office of Community Affairs has been working alongside Fair Park Staff to bring this first ever evening “Chief on the Beat” engagement opportunity to Fair Park. The Dive team, Recruiting, Mounted and K-9 Units are just some of the units that will be in attendance. In our continued community engagements efforts, the “Chief on the Beat” at Fair Park will also have several Neighborhood Police Officers from around the city present so attendees can get to know some of the Officers that work in their neighborhood.

This is a free event and we’re encouraging everyone to come out and visit with us at the “Chief on the Beat” as we all celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Fair Park. It’s sure to be a fun night!!


K9 “Chief on the Beat”

Saturday, May 14th at Reverchon Park & Rec

This past Saturday, May 14th we held our K9 Unit “Chief on the Beat” at Reverchon Park and Recreation Center. The staff of Reverchon Rec, Central Neighborhood Patrol Unit, Community Affairs, and the K9 Unit came together over the past couple of months to plan this four-legged family day of fun.

We began hosting a K9 focused “Chief on the Beat” event in 2014 with our first one being held at Samuell Grand Recreation Center. Similar to our other “Chief on the Beat” events we invite a variety of service providers and Dallas Police Department units to come out and provide information to those in attendance. This year we were joined by DFW Furgotten Friends, Mosaic Family Services, Chihuahua Rescue and Transport, DART, Dallas Fire-Rescue, and the DPD Recruiting team  to name a few.

We appreciate all of our sponsors, volunteers, and vendors who helped make this event a success.

You can use the hashtag  “#ChiefontheBeat” on Twitter to check out posts from our previous “Chief on the Beat” events. Stay in the know of any of our upcoming “Chief on the Beat” events using the following Social Media Sites:

Twitter: @DallasPD & @DPDCA

Facebook: Dallas Police Department Community Affairs


“Chief on the Beat” at UNT-Dallas

Our first “Chief on the Beat” event of 2016 was held this past Saturday, April 2nd on the beautiful campus of UNT-Dallas in the South Central Patrol Division. It was a great day of food, fun, entertainment, and community engagement.

We are entering our 4th year of hosting the “Chief on the Beat” Crime Prevention Safety & Health Fairs. The Dallas Police Department’s Office of Community Affairs works alongside Patrol Divisions and other DPD Units in the planning and execution of these family-friendly events. The “Chief on the Beat” events are free and everyone is encouraged to come out and participate..

Mark your calendar for our upcoming UNIDOS “Chief on the Beat” being held in the Southwest Patrol Division on Saturday, April 23rd from 10am – 2pm at Kidd Springs Recreation Center (711 W. Canty St). We are currently in the planning stages to make this another fantastic community engagement opportunity for the whole family.

You can find pictures from this past Saturday’s event and stay in the know of any upcoming “Chief on the Beat” events using #ChiefontheBeat on social media. For additional information, please call the Office of Community Affairs at (214) 671-4045.

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Connecting With The Chief On The Beat

Have you ever seen the show “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee?” The concept is very simple. A popular comedian drives around in a car with a celebrity to get coffee and have an interesting conversation that is all being recorded along the way.

Well, Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown decided to take the comedic concept, but transform it into a way to have productive, one-on-one time with community leaders to discuss neighborhood issues. 

Chief Brown wanted to ride around with the most outspoken community leaders, so he could hear about problem areas directly from the people who live there. Chief Brown explains, “The purpose is connecting with their concerns and making them ours.” 

Below is the first episode of “Connecting with the Chief on the Beat” featuring Downtown Community Leader, Tanya Ragan:

Chief on the Beat Landing at Love Field

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The Dallas Police Department’s Office of Community Affairs along with Love Field Airport will host a “Chief on the Beat” as a community engagement initiative to reach out to its patrons. This event will take place on Thursday, June 11, 2015 from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., at Dallas Love Field Airport, 8008 Herb Kelleher Way, Dallas, Texas 75235.

“Chief on the Beat” Landing at Love Field will allow the Dallas Police Department to provide safety awareness tips and information regarding the City of Dallas. Dallas Love Field Airport will share travel related safety information and upcoming activities. This is an opportunity for the Dallas Police Department and traveling citizens and visitors to interact in a family friendly environment, filled with entertainment and food that are provided free of charge. Join in the fun in person and on social media as we use  #DPDLUVLANDING to trend.

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“Chief on the Beat” Going to the Dogs

May 28, 2015

UPDATE: In anticipation of the weather this upcoming Saturday, May 30 and the current conditions of the grass at Reverchon Park we have decided to cancel the upcoming K9 “Chief on the Beat” Going to the Dogs event.

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The Dallas Police Department’s Office of Community Affairs along with the Canine Squad will host “Chief on the Beat” Going to the Dogs at Reverchon Park on Saturday, May 30, 2015. Reverchon Park is located at 3505 Maple Ave, Dallas, Texas 75219 and the event will take place from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

Similar to DPD’s other “Chief on the Beat” Crime Prevention Safety & Health Fairs, this event is an opportunity for the Dallas Police Department and residents of Dallas to interact in a family friendly environment.  Pet owners are invited to bring out their pets for this one of a kind, animal focused “Chief on the Beat.”

Entertainment and food are provided to the public free of charge. There will be multiple animal services and City of Dallas vendors at “Chief on the Beat” Going to the Dogs. James Bias, President of SPCA of Texas, will serve as emcee of the event.

Attendees will have the opportunity to see demonstrations by the Dallas Police Department Canine Squad. There will also be a pet costume contest and pooches will even have a chance to be part of the pet parade. Registration for the pet costume contest and pooch parade will be held on site, the day of the event.

Everyone is encouraged to come out and participate in this fun and informative community event. Follow us on social media using the hashtag #DPDK9COB.

For additional information, please call the Office of Community Affairs at (214) 671-4045. (See the attached video below).


Chief on the Beat @ the Central Patrol Division

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The Dallas Police Department’s Office of Community Affairs along with the Central Patrol Division will host a “Chief on the Beat” Crime Prevention Safety & Health Fair. This event will take place at the Roseland Homes Community Center, located at 3535 Munger Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75204 on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

“Chief on the Beat” is an opportunity for the Dallas Police Department and residents of Dallas to interact in a family friendly environment. Health screenings, face painting, entertainment, and food are provided to the public free of charge.

Everyone is encouraged to come out and participate in this fun and informative community event.

For additional information, please call the Office of Community Affairs at (214) 671-4045.

Connect with Community Affairs:

  • Twitter:  @DPDCA
  • Facebook: Dallas Police Department Community Affairs
  • Instagram: @ dpdcommunityaffairs
  • YouTube: DPDCommunityAffairs

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We Couldn’t Have Done It Without You!

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I wish to thank the men and women of the Dallas Police Department for their superior dedication and outstanding service to the citizens of Dallas by reducing crime for the eleventh consecutive year. Preliminary numbers for 2014 show a 10.69% decrease in overall crime from 2013 and a 53.6% reduction in overall crime from 2004 to 2014. The strategies employed by the department to achieve this goal would not have been possible without the commitment and collective efforts of our sworn and civilian employees.

As society changes our department’s strategies have evolved with a renewed focus on community policing, accountability, and transparency. Patrol officers work diligently to simultaneously respond to calls for service, proactively patrol high crime areas, and make the necessary arrests to improve public safety in our city. Detectives work tirelessly, in conjunction with patrol officers and prosecutors, to thoroughly investigate cases. Sworn and civilian personnel continue to support key core operations of the department and provide assistance to officers and detectives on the main stage, starting at the first call to the final day in court.

Community Engagement programs such as Chief on the Beat, Coffee with Cops, and Neighborhood Police Officers are OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAstrengthening relationships within the community, and empowering citizens to be proactive. The expanding Youth Outreach Program has been a successful tool for crime diversion and character building in the youths of Dallas. The incorporation of social media in daily operations has started to pay dividends. Various social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and the Dallas Beat Blog, have allowed for transparency and quicker communications with the public. These sites play a key role in our efforts to provide citizens with first-hand information on current events, and create a virtual platform to share information related to critical missing persons and identifying suspects.

Technology enhancements have successfully aided police officers in deterring both violent and property crimes, locate stolen vehicles and suspects with active warrants, and catch auto thieves in the act. Specialized detectives have successfully targeted organized retail theft rings and recovered stolen property. The Narcotics Knock-and-Talk Task Force has unveiled numerous cases of drug-related property crimes. The METRO Task Force has successfully targeted and apprehended key individuals responsible for violent crimes.

VIN HEAT ETCHING 20140329The Dallas Police Department’s success also relies on the strong support of the Mayor, City Councilmembers, the City Manager’s Office, and the citizens of Dallas. The overwhelming public support has allowed for increased personnel and resources to combat crime. The results are evident in the numbers for 2014: a 49.1% reduction in murders since 2004 makes this the second lowest murder rate in Dallas history, and a 54.0% reduction in property crimes and 50.8% reduction in violent crimes since 2004. Dallas has led the country in total crime reduction from 2004 to 2014 among major cities in the United States as well as in Texas.

Although the contributing factors of the crime reduction can be relative and subjective, we can all agree that whatever they may be, they’re working well. The joint effort by everyone in this city to make public safety a priority has been the greatest contributing factor to Dallas experiencing eleven consecutive years of overall crime reduction.

Thank you again for your efforts and support in helping us make Dallas safer.

~Chief David O. Brown

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The Santa Cops Story


It’s a common misconception that when a police officer knocks on your door, it’s not a good thing; but what if the officer comes bearing gifts?

This year marks the 30th anniversary for the Dallas Police Department’s Santa Cops, a program that affords families in the community a Holiday to remember.

Since the program’s inception in 1984, the Dallas Police Department has assisted more than 10,000 families in the City of Dallas during the Holiday season.  Patrol officers, along with other members of the police department, see the various needs in the community and the Santa Cops program allows the department to give back in a unique way.

During the week of Thanksgiving, members of the department identify families in need of food, clothing and toys.  Officers are engaging with members of the community and listening to their needs.

The gifts are delivered on the Saturday before Christmas, this year they were delivered December 20th.

Santa Cops is one of the many ways the Dallas Police Department would like to wish the citizens of Dallas a safe and Happy Holiday season.