Dallas Police Association wants upped security after DPD attack

The Dallas Police Association wants some permanent security measures in place after a gunman opened fire about two weeks ago.

Top union leaders hand-delivered a letter to the mayor's office requesting the following security measures:

-Bulletproof glass at police headquarters on Lamar Street.

-Shatterproof film on entryway glass in all substations

-24-hour surveillance for vehicles entering and leaving all police facilities

-Secure, fenced-in parking lots at all police facilities

"We've talked about this for several years, and then we had the shooting last week occur and we haven't had the fixes," said Ron Pinkston with the Dallas Police Association. "Everybody's kicking the can down the road. That can't be done anymore."

Pinkston points out police are not asking for a raise this year and that fire stations have locked fences around secured parking lots, But Central Substation, for example, does not.

The requests come at a time when exactly half a dozen newly-elected city council members had their first day on the job and revenues are up.

Union officials admit they don't have a ballpark price tag on what the improvements would cost.

The next step, if the city moves forward, is for the city to get bids on each security fix.

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