Retired Dallas Police Chief David Brown was the longest serving police chief in Dallas' modern era since Chief Hanson (1945-1960). He led the most significant reduction in crime of any police chief's tenure in Dallas history, with 50-year and 40-year historical low crime rates for overall and violent crime, respectively. He also oversaw the lowest average murder rate in history of Dallas. Mr. Brown implemented an aggressive community-oriented policing model focused on creating positive interactions with young people and police and also expanded the Explorer Program for developing interest by young people in law enforcement careers. He significantly increased training focused on de-escalation, implemented a 1,000 body camera program and hired and promoted the most diverse sworn workforce in department's history while also implementing fair and impartial policing training. Mr. Brown received an MBA in 2001 from Amberton University in Garland, Texas, a BA in 1999 from Dallas Baptist University in Dallas and attended University of Texas Austin from 1979-1983. His professional development training included National Counter-terrorism Training in Tel Aviv, Israel, 2011 and Advanced Training School: Extremist and Terrorist Threats, Washington, D.C., 2009, among others. He has been recognized with the Departmental Meritorious Conduct Award for Heroic Actions (Dallas Police Department's 4th-highest award), D.F.W. Elite News Don Stafford Law Enforcement Award and the National Black Police Association Life Membership Award for Dedication and Commitment.
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