Dallas police chief meeting with other law enforcement agencies on crime reduction

- A meeting could help Dallas Police Chief David Brown re-work his crime reduction plan.

He plans to meet with the Department of Public Safety, the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office, Dallas County Constables and Dallas Area Rapid Transit police.

Chief Brown came under fire last week when he announced a plan to move hundreds of officers to evening shifts. He backed off the plan when the state offered assistance from DPS.

One of the elected constables told FOX 4’s Shaun Rabb that because of staff cuts by commissioners over the past few years they will be hard-pressed to offer much assistance.

And, Sheriff Lupe Valdez said she wants to see what Brown’s plan looks like.

“We don’t know if it’s a shift an hour, a day, a month. We don’t know yet so until we get a better idea of what he’s asking for then we’ll know if we’ll be able to do it. All of law enforcement is tight, but at the same time if law enforcement needs help we’re gonna come. We’re gonna do something,” the sheriff said.

“The county some years ago they took away several members of our staff and while I applaud what Chief Brown is trying to do, we just simply don’t have the manpower,” Dallas County Constable Roy Williams said.

Federal agencies have also been asked to assist. The FBI will add some of the city’s most wanted fugitives to their list of people they are looking for on a daily basis.

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