Dallas Police Chief U. Renee Hall Unveils Pipeline From High School to Squad Car | Dallas News and Events | Dallas Observer

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Among the biggest immediate challenges faced by Dallas police Chief U. Renee Hall is the riddle of the Dallas Police Department’s recruitment and retention. The department hemorrhaged officers in early 2017 as the tenure of her predecessor ended, dipping from 3,700 officers at the department’s peak to about 3,000 officers, a 10-year low.

On Monday, Hall unveiled her three-tiered strategy for fully staffing her department, including more focused hiring, recruiting incentives for current officers and a new initiative that will see DPD hiring Dallas ISD students out of high school.  Read more...

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