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OCPO Releases New Report on Racial Disparities in Low-Level Arrests

"Public Safety in Dallas: An analysis of Racial Disparities in Low-Level Arrests", is a NEW report co-authored by OCPO and The Leadership Conference Education Fund's New Era of Public Safety Initiative. The report assesses the impact of misdemeanor arrests and their effects on the community, particularly Black and Latino communities. 

The report details seven findings, that resulted from a three-year study (July 1, 2017-June 30, 2020) on the Dallas Police Department's misdemeanor enforcement practices.  The report also makes six actionable recommendations to the City Council, City Manager, and DPD.  Nine community organizations signed onto the report.  Click here to view the full report.


OCPO Releases New Report on Racial Disparities in Low-Level Arrests

"Public Safety in Dallas: An analysis of Racial Disparities in Low-Level Arrests", is a NEW report co-authored by OCPO and The Leadership Conference Education Fund's New Era of Public Safety Initiative. The report assesses the impact of misdemeanor arrests and their effects on the community, particularly Black and Latino communities. 

The report details seven findings, that resulted from a three-year study (July 1, 2017-June 30, 2020) on the Dallas Police Department's misdemeanor enforcement practices.  The report also makes six actionable recommendations to the City Council, City Manager, and DPD.  Nine community organizations signed onto the report.  Click Here to view the full report.


UPCOMING CPOB MEETING:

 

The Board's next meeting will be held in-person at City Hall in City Council Chambers 6EN and by videoconference via WebEx on September 21, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:0 p.m. 

 

If you would like to watch the meeting via WebEx Click Here. If you would like to view the full agenda  click the link below.

Stamped Agenda.pdf


To register to speak see the instructions below:

In-Person:

  • You can sign-up at City Hall in room 6EN on the day of the meeting. A person wishing to address the Community Police Oversight Board must provide the following information: name, residence address, daytime telephone number, the subject matter to be presented, and whether the subject is on the current Community Police Oversight Board meeting agenda.

 

Virtually

  • A person wishing to address the Community Police Oversight Board virtually must first register with the Office of Community Police Oversight and provide the following information: name, residence address, daytime telephone number, the subject matter to be presented, and whether the subject is on the current Community Police Oversight Board meeting agenda. A person may register by electronic mail at OCPO@dallascityhall.com, or by telephone at 214-671-8283.  The deadline for registering to address the Board at this Community Police Oversight Board meeting is 12:00 p.m. on September 21 2021. No person may register to speak during an open microphone period more than once within any 30-day period.


Mission Statement:

The mission of the Community Police Oversight Board is to enhance the public’s trust that complaints of misconduct against departmental employees are conducted fair and thoroughly, are transparent, and ensure City of Dallas residents have an accessible means to the complaint process.

Duties and Functions:
  • Ensure fair acceptance and processing of external administrative complaints
  • Review facts and evidence of a critical or external administrative complaint against a police officer
  • Direct the monitor (Office of Community Police Oversight) to initiate independent administrative investigation
  • Engage in community outreach
  • Accept from members of the public written complaints
  • Take sworn testimony from witnesses
  • Request the City Manager to review disciplinary action taken by the Chief of Police
  • Recommend to the City Manager and Chief of Police improvements to Departmental procedures, practices, training, and early warning systems

Contact the Board

The Board holds public meetings the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m., in City Hall, 1500 Marilla, Room L1FN. Call the Office of Community Police Oversight (214) 671-8283 for further information or email OCPO@dallascityhall.com.

Board Members

CPOB Board Members and Districts.pdf

Frequently Asked Questions

Office of Community Police Oversight Frequently Asked Questions.pdf

Making a Complaint

A complaint against a police officer for misconduct may be made in one of several ways:

  • Submit a civilian complaint electronically to the OCPO. Click here to access online form. 
  • Call OCPO. If no one answers, please leave a voicemail message stating you would like to file a complaint. Please include a good call back number to reach you and a member of the OCPO staff will return your call.
  • Complete a complaint form at the Dallas Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division.
  • Go to any of the seven police stations in the City of Dallas and complete a complaint form.
  • Print a Civilian's Complaint form and return it by one of the following ways:

    • E-Mail: Office of Community Police Oversight
    • Mail it to the Office of Community Police Oversight
    • Deliver it to the Dallas Police Department Internal Affairs Division or any City of Dallas police station

Meeting Information

2020

August 11, 2020

July 15, 2020

June 9, 2020

2019

​December 10
​Agenda
Minutes
Video
​November 12
Agenda
Minutes
Video
​October 8
Agenda
Minutes
Video
​September 10
Cancellation Memo

​August 13
Agenda
Minutes
Video
​June 11
Agenda
Minutes
Video
​May 14
Agenda
 Minutes
Video
​April 9
Agenda
Minutes
Video
​March 12
Agenda
Minutes
Video
​February 12
Agenda
Minutes
Video
January 8
Agenda
Minutes
Video

2018

December 11
Agenda
Minutes​
​Video
​November 13
Agenda
Minutes
​​October 9
Agenda​
Minutes
Video
​​September 11
Agenda
Minutes
Video
​August 14
​Agenda​
Minutes
​​Video
​​June 12
Agenda​
Minutes​​
​Video​
​​May 8
​Agenda​
Minutes​​
​Video​
​April 10
​Agenda​
Minutes​
​Video​
​​March 13
​Agenda​
Minutes​​
Video​
​​February 13
Agenda
Minutes
Video
​​January 9
Cancellation Memo​

2017

​December 12
​Agenda
Minutes
Video
​November 14
Cancellation Memo
​October 10
Agenda
Minutes
Video
​September 12
​Cancellation Memo

​August 8
​Agenda
​Minutes
​Video
​June 13
​Agenda
Minutes
Video
​May 9
​Agenda

Video
​April 11
​Agenda
​Minutes
Video
​March 14
​Agenda
​Minutes
Video
​February 14
​Agenda
Minutes
Video
January 10
Cancellation Memo



Annual Reports: 

2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
​2009