2017 Dallas Police Officer of the Year Award
2017 Dallas Police Officer of the Year Award Presented by Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall
Dallas Police Chief
7:00 am - 9:00 am
At Success North Dallas, we proudly support the men and women who serve and protect our city. This month, we’re honored to again host the Dallas Community Police Awards Committee’s presentation of the 2017 Dallas Police Officer of the Year. The award is given not for a single act of heroism, but for daily courage, excellence, leadership, and community involvement.
We’ll hear from Dallas Police Chief U. Renee´ Hall, as well as Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson, who will join us in honoring Sergeant Robert Proctor with the 2017 Dallas Police Officer of the Year Award.
Over the course of his 25-year career, Sergeant Proctor has received 63 commendations for outstanding job performance from supervisors, citizens and fellow officers, repeatedly demonstrating his competence, compassion, professionalism and dedication to the citizens of Dallas. He has served as a Youth Action Center (YAC) liaison officer in the Dallas Independent School District, worked in the Southwest Patrol Division, and is currently a Sergeant in Communications.
Known as a great communicator with an infectious laugh, Sergeant Proctor has distinguished himself as an innovative and caring officer, as well as a strong leader. He has been commended for actions both large and small, from arresting suspects in gang-related shootings, attacks, robberies and drug busts, to jump-starting vehicles for citizens in need of assistance. While we can’t list all 63 of his commendations here, three stand out in particular:
In July of 2012, Sergeant Proctor was part of a uniformed response regarding a police-involved shooting in Southeast Dallas. He stepped forward and spoke to the crowd, which included documented gang members, with a calm and professional demeanor, helping to diffuse an incident that could have escalated to become much more violent. This is just one of many commendations Sergeant Proctor has received for his actions in response to shootings and other violent crimes.
In April of 2015, Sergeant Proctor and other officers were awarded the department’s Police Commendation Award for de-escalating tensions arising from an anti-Islamic group’s protest of a Nation of Islam Mosque. Although the potential for violence existed, the protest dissolved without incident and no arrests were made.
In February of 2013, Sergeant Proctor received a commendation for his participation in the overall reduction of crime in the City of Dallas by 10.7 percent.
Sergeant Proctor holds a baccalaureate degree in in Business Administration (Marketing) from the University of Texas El Paso (UTEP), where he was a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity and a two-time NCAA (Division I) All American in the 1600-meter relay and the Distance Medley.
He has also participated in the National Police Olympics, earning the Defensive Most Valuable Player of that tournament, and was on the Dallas Police Department team that won the Flag Football National Championship in Las Vegas at the Annual Guns and Hoses Tournament in 2004.
Sergeant Proctor is active in the Santa Cops program and the Cops and Kids trading card program, and has been an active member of the Inspiring Body of Christ Church in Oak Cliff for nearly 20 years. He has a 13-year-old daughter and mentors youth in his spare time.
Please join us in honoring this highly deserving officer—register early to reserve your seat.
U. Renee´ Hall
Dallas Chief of Police
Chief U. Renee´ 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, including 12 years in management and executive positions.
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. The Department of Justice nominated these programs for Community and Justice Awards.
Chief Hall’s 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, both 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 profiled as a “Woman of the Decade” by Native Detroiter Magazine.
Dallas County District Attorney
Education: Johnson graduated from Price High School in Atlanta in 1968. She earned a psychology degree from Georgia State University in 1972, followed by a graduate degree in community counseling. She earned her law degree from Houston’s Texas Southern University in 1980.
Professional: Johnson was a Dallas County prosecutor from 1982 to 1989. She was the county’s first black female chief felony prosecutor and helped start the child abuse unit. She was appointed to preside over the 363rd District Court, a felony court in Dallas County, where she served for 17 years. She serves on the Department of Public Safety Commission and previously sat on the county’s juvenile board.
Personal: She is the youngest of 13 kids. She is also a secretary and board member of The Potter’s House church. Her parents were married until her mother’s death at 85 in 1989, two days after Johnson learned she had been appointed a state district judge. Her father died in 2007 at age 100. She lives in Cedar Hill.