Dallas Police Department evolution: More officers on streets, more technology and more contact with community advocates
from The Dallas Morning News
The Dallas Police Department's latest crime-fighting arsenal has a high-tech sheen: GPS-equipped bait cars, license plate readers, utility-pole mounted surveillance cameras and, coming soon, uniform-worn cameras. Chief David Brown says he wants his department "on the leading edge" of using modern-day options to fight crime. The electronic weaponry is part of a broader strategy, rooted over the years as Dallas has put more officers on the streets. It's a far different operation from a decade ago, when the city was lagging behind its peers statistically. It was losing officers and reeling from inner turmoil and worrisome crime rates.
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