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Dave Brown

Chief of Police

City of Dallas

Chief David O. Brown is a thirty-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department. As Chief of Police, he commands a department comprised of over 4,000 employees and oversees an annual operating budget of 426 million dollars.

At the request of the City Manager, Chief Brown served as an Interim Assistant City Manager for the City of Dallas and directed operations in the areas of Code Compliance, Environmental & Health Services, Equipment & Building Services, Library Services, Park & Recreation, and Cultural Affairs. These departments were comprised of approximately 2700 employees with a combined annual operating budget of 233 million dollars.

Chief Brown holds both a Bachelor of Science and Master’s (MBA) in Business Administration. Chief Brown is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy, FBI National Executive Institute, Senior Management Institute for Police, the National Counter-Terrorism Seminar in Tel Aviv, Israel and the United States Secret Service Dignitary Protection Seminar in Washington, D.C. Chief Brown also holds Master Peace Officer and Police Instructor certifications from the State of Texas.