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Who We are. Our mission.


The men and women of the Dallas Police Department risk their lives every day to make Dallas a safer city. No matter their position within the department, each one of its nearly 4,000 employees has made a commitment to better the city and our quality of life.

The Friends of the Dallas Police organization takes a special opportunity each year in the fall to thank these brave men and women for their exceptional commitment by hosting a dinner in their honor.

Sponsors Needed

Please join us in thanking these remarkable officers by committing to be a table sponsor or award sponsor for this year’s banquet. Please see the Sponsorship Form detailing sponsorship levels and benefits. Funds raised will be used for awards; to pay for sworn and non-sworn employees and their spouses to attend the banquet; and, to provide educational sponsorships for children of police officers.

Latest News

Tuesday, November 1, at the 34th annual Friends of the Dallas Police Awards Banquet, former Dallas Chief of Police David O. Brown, along with Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, Interim Chief of Police David Pughes and other community leaders honored 140 outstanding police officers and employees. Awards were given for the following categories: Medal of Valor, Meritorious Conduct, Police Commendation, Life Saving, Police Shield and Bureau awards. Top award winners included John T. McCarthy Officer of the Year, Senior Corporal James … read more