DPD headquarters repairs not soon enough for some
The Dallas Police Association wants to know when the city will repair the bullet-shattered glass covered in plywood outside the Jack Evans police headquarters on Lamar Street.
The city has a plan and a repair date now, but it’s not soon enough for some.
On June 13, James Boulware carried out his one-man attack on the Dallas Police Department’s headquarters.
He was killed by police following a chase that ended in Hutchins.
Eric Campbell is Dallas Assistant City Manager over public safety. He says the city wanted to do an assessment of the overall security of police headquarters and other DPD facilities.
“And we've had conversations some people were talking about additional fencing around the parking lots,” said Campbell. “Our buildings are an important part of our neighborhoods, so we don’t want to go to the far end and make them fortresses. We want to make sure that they are open and accessible.”
Dallas Police Association Vice President Mike Mata says the group understands the security study.
However, “I don’t want to be caught waiting for a survey to be done or money to be allocated and we find ourselves in a situation where we hope we're lucky again,” said Mata.
The fix to the front of the building, the damaged column and glass replacement, is set for Aug. 17.
The repairs will reportedly cost around $12,000.