The Asian American Unit was developed in May of 1996 under the Office of Community Affairs and Employee Communications. The goal of this unit is to develop on-going programs that address specific concerns of neighborhoods made up primarily of refugees and immigrants from Asian countries. The Unit currently consists of Asian Representatives who are bilingual in Korean, Vietnamese, Cebuano, Tagalog, Mandarin and Japanese.
For more than 15 years, the Office of Community Affairs has held an Asian Safety & Health Fair offering free services and information specifically targeting the Asian Community. This engagement utilizes Asian Dallas Police Officers from across the city to provide translation services and interaction opportunities to a variety of Asian attendees.