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Members of The Dallas 40 believe it is imperative to learn more about important community issues by “drilling down” into a subject … listening to, learning from and interacting with those who are leading the way. Our speakers, all prominent in their own spheres of influence, address our meetings to educate our members on these issues and to enable them to influence the direction of our community based upon informed choice. By providing entree to circles of business, professional and community leaders, The Dallas 40 affords its members and invited guests the opportunity to engage the community’s best and brightest in a dialogue that makes a difference. The Dallas 40 is a nonpartisan organization, with membership open to men and women of all ages.

Next Meeting:

Monday, April 9th | RSVP

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. | Embassy Suites
The Garden Room
3880 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas 75220
5:30 p.m. Appetizers and Cash Bar
6:00 p.m. Program

New Leadership at the Dallas Police Department

Dallas Police Chief U. Reneé Hall was hired last summer to succeed David Brown as the Chief of Police for the City of Dallas, and was sworn into her position after passing the Texas exam for police officers in February. She is now tackling the challenges facing the Dallas Police Department with a 5-point plan for recruiting and retaining officers, reducing crime, improving officer development, fostering community relations, and improving organizational development. She has rolled out directives for leadership changes, including a reduction in the number of assistant chiefs, and has tasked the DPD to reduce its backlog of unserved warrants, re-evaluate the city’s crime hot spots, and take new steps to combat the combination of drugs, gangs, and guns that account for most crime in the city. She has also proposed to lower to 70% the acceptable passing grade for the state-required exam for new recruits to the department.

Join us on April 9 for a presentation by Chief Hall on the challenges facing the Dallas Police Department and her strategies and actions for addressing them.

Our Speaker

Chief U. Reneé HallChief U. Reneé Hall is the 29th Chief of Police for the City of Dallas, Texas. She is the first woman to ever hold this position. During her brief tenure with the Dallas Police Department, Chief Hall has made prominent steps to transform the department to reflect 21st Century Policing by streamlining the department’s organizational structure to improve efficient workflow between units and strengthen effective policy processes. Chief Hall has prioritized community engagement and outreach by connecting with officers in the field, meeting with Dallas community groups, professional leaders, and local organizations.

Under Chief Hall’s leadership, the department has engaged innovative recruitment strategies, which include working with the independent school districts and local colleges to generate a student pipeline and internship program. She has increased internal accessibility to her office and overseen several General Order and policy changes within the department.

Chief Hall is an accomplished and highly dedicated law enforcement executive with more than 18 years of experience to include 12 years at the management and executive level at the Detroit Police Department. Her career began in Detroit, Michigan with a community of 700,000 people and approximately 3,100 sworn and civilian employees. She commanded the largest Bureau that included the Neighborhood Policing Bureau, East & West Patrol Bureaus, Downtown Division, and Metropolitan Division with more than two-thirds of the total employees and a Bureau budget of 137 million dollars.

In Detroit, Chief Hall created community policing and mentoring programs that developed and fostered partnerships between officers, community members and businesses alike. These programs were nominated by the Department of Justice for Community and Justice Awards.

Her educational accomplishments include completion of the FBI National Academy, Major Cities Chiefs Executive Leadership Institute (PELI IV), two Masters of Science degrees in Security Administration and Intelligence Analysis from the University of Detroit Mercy, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Grambling State University.

Chief Hall is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.


Guests are always welcome. We request a per-guest fee of $15. If a guest joins as a member on the day he/she attends a meeting, the $15 fee is credited against the dues fee. For 2018, membership is $100 per person. Please RSVP Here

Embassy SuitesLOCATION:

Embassy Suites
The Garden Room
3880 W. Northwest Hwy
Dallas, TX 75220

Appetizers and Cash Bar