Calvin Howard Memorial Recognition

The Black Police Association of Greater Dallas (BPA) has lost a great pioneer.

Calvin Howard, one of the original founders of the BPA, made his life transition on April 4, 2020. Howard also served as a past association president. This great man served for 30 years in the military and over 40 years in law enforcement.

In 1975 our founders had to hold secret meetings in a frat house on Good Latimer to talk as a group. Imagine being warned not to form an association to speak up for your own rights! Most of us couldn’t even imagine what that must have been like. I do so, however, thank God for Calvin Howard's Leadership, Bravery, Tenacity, and Vision. He is the reason most non-whites are even a part of this department.

Our prayers go out to the Howard family, whose members include a legacy of fellow DPD officers. The family is asking for privacy and your support while they go through this difficult time. The family request is that you send all well-wishes to the BPA at [email protected].

Please take a moment to read the article below to find out exactly who Mr. Calvin Howard was!

**Originally Posted FRIDAY, 24 APRIL 2020

The BPA was formed to openly challenge the Dallas Police Department's race and gender bias policies, duality and disparate treatment of the people of color and women.

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