Dallas Police Chief Shifting Commanders to the Street

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Dallas police chief U. Renee Hall plans to demote many assistant and deputy chiefs and detectives and use them to expand the number of officers working the streets, the Associated Press reports. Hall will cut the command staff from nine assistant chiefs to two or three and deputy chiefs from 14 to half that or fewer.

Hall said the shake-up is necessary because the department lost nearly 500 officers over the past year. Many of those resigned or retired in the face of uncertainties surrounding the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System fund. The department’s average response times to top-priority calls has gone from about 7½ minutes to 8½ minutes in those 12 months.

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