U. RENEÉ HALL
Chief of Police
Chief U. Reneé Hall is the 29th Chief of Police for the city of Dallas, Texas. She is the first woman to ever hold this position. Chief Hall is an accomplished and highly dedicated law enforcement executive with more than 18 years of experience to include 12 years spent at the management and executive levels of the organization. Her career began in the city of Detroit with a community of 700,000 people and approximately 3,100 employees. She commanded the largest Bureau in the organization with more than two-thirds of the total employees and a budget of $137 million dollars. Under her direction of enforcement, the department experienced a 40 year low in homicides and double digit reductions in overall violent crime. Additionally, she served on the executive team that facilitated the successful completion of the Detroit Police Department's Consent Judgment involving Use of Force and Conditions of Confinement.
Chief Hall created community policing and mentor programs in the city of Detroit that developed and fostered partnerships between officers, community members and businesses alike. These programs were nominated by the Department of Justice, for Community and Justice Awards.
Her educational accomplishments include a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, from Grambling State University and two Master of Science Degrees; one in Security Administration and the other in Intelligence Analysis, from the University of Detroit Mercy. She is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the Major Cities Chief's Police Executive Leadership Institute (PELI IV), and a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). She was recently appointed Special Assistant to the President of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE). In March 2015, she was honored as one of Michigan Chronicle's Women of Excellence. Chief Hall has also been honored and displayed as a "Woman of the Decade" by the Native Detroiter Magazine.