Do You Want a Police Chief Who Twitters?

An old Observer personal ad, circa 1983. Man, those were some good times.
An old Observer personal ad, circa 1983. Man, those were some good times.

Seriously -- the city wants to know. Needs to know. Right now. So it claims, anyhow, which is why the city's official Web site-bulletin board now features a heads-up for three "community meetings" during which city officials will hear from you (and maybe you, but not you) about what you're looking for after Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle retires to the High Life on April 30. The confabs are: Monday at 6 p.m. at Dallas City Hall; Tuesday at Beckley-Saner Recreation Center on 114 W. Hobson Ave. and February 2 at the Walnut Hill Rec at 10011 Midway Road.

Per the announcement, a few options to consider:

Maybe you want a Police Chief that:

  • Has a strong commitment to innovative crime reduction strategies
  • Will take community policing to new levels
  • Will focus more on foot patrols
  • Will get the department to communicate with the public in real-time via Twitter

There's also a survey that features more even more choices, among them "Innovative/Visionary," "Uncompromising Honesty" and "Ruggedly Handsome."


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