What It Will Take for Dallas' New Top Cop to Be Successful

If the Dallas Police Department isn't at a crisis point, this is as close as we ever want to get to one.Violent crimes and officer response times have surged. The size of the force and the morale of remaining cops have nosedived.In response, City Manager T.C. Broadnax has found a police chief who seems capable of straddling two constituencies vital to reversing these dangerous trends — the officers themselves and the communities they protect.Dallas' new top cop, Renee Hall, has made community policing a priority in her almost two decades of law enforcement in Detroit, most recently as deputy chief. For example, she organizes service projects to help new recruits better understand the neighborhoods in which they will work.  Continue reading...

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