Here’s Why Dallas' Police Chief Created a Summer Jobs Program for Teens

Dallas Police Chief U. Renee Hall says even though she grew up in "a very unsupported" area of Detroit, she never felt limited.She said that’s because she could always count on her mother, police officers and other mentors to keep her focused on her goals and her potential.“I want to make sure I am in a position to give that back,” Hall said.As the school year begins to wrap up, Hall on Tuesday announced a summer jobs program for southern Dallas teens called DPD to You(th). The initiative — Hall billed it as the department’s first-ever summer jobs program — is meant to give kids something to do during high-crime summer months and connect police to under-served communities.  Continue reading...

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