Safer Dallas announces fundraising campaign to bring reality based training to DPD officers
Safer Dallas Better Dallas has announced a major fundraising campaign to fund a state of the art, reality-based training center for the Dallas Police Department (DPD).
The $2 million plus campaign will provide a reality-based facility pioneered in part by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Hogan’s Alley center in Quantico, Virginia. The facility will give DPD officers a realistic learning laboratory to practice de-escalation and appropriate scenarios critical to the safety of residents and officers.
The Safer Dallas Better Dallas mission is to keep people from becoming crime victims, engage them in a partnership with Dallas Police and make Dallas America’s safest big city. The importance and timing of the facility is not lost in the current national environment.
“The Department of Justice has said that reality based training is the best training that law enforcement officers can be provided with,” said DPD Executive Assistant Chief, David Pughes. “Chief Brown has already tripled the reality based training for staff and is committed to providing Dallas Police officers with the best training in the country in order to make Dallas America’s safest big city.”
DPD has more than 3,640 uniformed sworn officers and 556 civilians charged with ensuring the safety of 1.3 million residents and providing the highest level of service. For more information on the DPD and their mission visit: www.dallaspolice.net or www.dpdbeat.com.