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In 1975, the founding/charter members of the Texas Peace Officers' Association - Dallas Chapter secretly held its first organizational meeting in the backroom of the Alpha House on Good-Latimer. They had been warned not to form an organization that would openly challenge the Dallas Police Department's race and gender bias policies, duality and disparate treatment of the people of color and women. The Founding Members of the BPA-Dallas are as follows: Calvin Howard (President), Preston Gilstrap (Parliamentarian), Arthur Busby (Sergeant at Arms), George Coleman (Treasurer), Mackeroy Tuck (Advisor), Simon Young (Chaplain), Shirley Gray (Secretary), and Harold Parks (Vice-President).

The Black Police Association of Greater Dallas, POA consists of 650 sworn officers/deputies, who have taken an oath to maintain law and order for our citizens, and represent the finest element of our community. You can be assured that each and every day, we are working diligently to build a safe and prosperous environment for everyone; especially our children. We are proud of the various community, regional, state and national charities who benefit from our support and involvement. We have proudly served the community of Dallas for the forty plus years. We are committed to not only the safety of our citizens and business but to providing charitable contributions to those in our community who need our help the most.

The Black Police Association of Greater Dallas is committed to bridging the gap between community and law enforcement. For over 40 years, we have advocated and promoted justice and fairness for our members and the communities we serve.


In the News - 

2018

CW33- Fallen Dallas Officers Remembered on 2-year Anniversary of Ambush

CBS- North Texas Honors the Fallen Officers of the 7/7 Ambush

CultureMap- Officer Down Motorcycle Ride

Dallas Morning News- ‘We haven’t forgotten’: Motorcycle Ride Honors Victims of July 7 Ambush

1190 AM Talk Radio- Two- Year Anniversary of the 7/7 Dallas Ambush

Texas Metro News- Charity Motorcycle Ride Returns

Dallas Post Tribune- The Black Police Association of Greater Dallas Launches Home Buying Community Outreach Program

The Culture Supplier - The Black Police Association in Dallas helps grow relationships

Fort Worth Star Telegram - A hero who always wore a smile: Vigil held for slain Dallas police officer

Dallas Morning News - About Town: The Black Police  Association of Greater Dallas has a new program to help families and individuals learn how to buy a home

Dallas Weekly - Local Police Association Launches New Community Outreach Program

Texas Metro News - Community Policing Grows in Dallas

2017

Cw33- Black Police Association in Dallas working to mend relationships

96.3 KSCS - ‘Weekend of Honor’ Dedicated to Dallas’ Fallen Officers

2016

WBAP News Talk Radio- Black Police Association of Greater Dallas Proposes Reforms

NBC DFW - Dallas Black Police Association Joins Police Critics Demanding Reform

Dallas Weekly-Four Former Black Police Association Presidents & Community Leaders Show Support for Chief David Brown

Dallas Weekly-Local Police Association Takes a Stance on Killings of Unarmed Black Men & Police Brutality

2015

Dallas Observer - Black Police Association of Greater Dallas 40-Year Anniversary Gala

Dallas Weekly - Black Police Association 40th Anniversary

Dallas Weekly - Black Police Association Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

WFAA - Black Police Association celebrates Dallas milestone


Press Releases

2018

5th Annual Charity Motorcycle Ride Returns July 7th

Local Police Association Launches New Community Outreach Program

Community Policing Grows in Dallas

The Black Police Association of Greater Dallas Responds to Recent Demotions in Dallas Police Department

2017

Black Police Association of Greater Dallas Names New President

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