On Thursday September 24th, Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown hosted Let’s Talk, A Conversation with Dallas Police Recruits. Chief Brown addressed over 150 current Dallas Police Recruits about community relations, and about recent tensions throughout the country between law enforcement and the community.

During the evening college students, community members, and officers provided feedback, via recorded video that played back during the event, on how they feel about the relationship between police and the community. Let’s Talk afforded the recruits the opportunity to speak freely with Chief Brown as to what they believe is required to improve the police departments relationship with the community.

McKinney Police Chief Greg Conley was also in attendance to express his thoughts on the importance of community policing. Chief Conley reminded the young recruits that “technology is making a rapid change in policing” and stressed the importance of going out and making connections with the community.

Chief Brown ended with words of wisdom to what he called “the future of the Dallas Police Department” by reminding them to “never forget why you became a police officer”. Please visit us on twitter to see pictures of the event tagged #DPDRecruitsTalk.