Dallas Police Officers Are Leaving In Mass

Dallas police officers are leaving in mass numbers.  More than 40 quit this month.

One officer told WFAA that he “going to go to a city that respects officers…….I’m going to a city that will appreciate my skill set.”

The officer has worked for the Dallas Police Department for a decade.

Many say low morale is plaguing the department under the leadership of Chief David Brown.

“The big joke is we talk about — how many years do you have left in the department, it’s like a prison sentence,” stated the officer, who asked to remain anonymous.

The chief addressed the issue Monday at a Dallas City Council public safety meeting.

Chief Brown said that the officers are not being retained because of low wages.

Some nearby cities, including Fort Worth, are paying officers $10,000-to-15,000 more a year.

The Dallas Police Department’s starting pay is about $45,000.

Sources say so many officers are leaving the department that the personnel office can’t process the paperwork quickly enough, and they are telling officers they have to wait to quit.

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  1. Pieter Brons

    It is their right. The only problem is how the City is dealing with it.

  2. Chris Houston ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

    Who is shocked?
    Who will do this job in the future?

  3. Gradivus

    In Mass? I didn’t know so many Dallas police officers were Catholic. Will they be leaving in a big procession, with candles?

    • Wendy MacDougall

      No. The other 99% of cops doing an honorable job are the skills in high demand. And they’re being killed because of the 1% you and the media use to misrepresent the profession.

      • shutit

        1%?
        every statistic on police corruption shows that is complete BS, corruption is something that thrives in mob/gang like environments some of these cops create, the Us Vs, Them mentality that many cops have doesn’t help.

        I agree that many police officers are out there to do a great job and help the community, and that is very honorable, but I also think many officers have such a large disconnect with the neighborhoods they patrol is a huge problem, the further away they go, the less the feel connected to the people, more neighborhoods need to be patrolled by people who actually live in them, you can tell by most cops attitude right away if they are local or not, and the ones who aren’t I find are always the most rude, they try to be more domineering, and they are definitely more likely to hurt someone they feel no connection to, this is a big problem.

  4. Fred Garvin

    Should speed up a bit now.

    • Paul Sullivan

      Part of the new internet journalism trend. Poor editing skills.

      • Markey Farrell

        Dumbed-down readers allows the writers to become as dumb. And the writers do so eagerly.
        Why learn how to use the primary tool of your skill? Why not be a lazy ‘journalist’? Why do accurate research. All they need do is repeat bumper-sticker mentality headlines without basis.
        The dumb-bots will never notice the difference.
        Thank the liberal pubik edjakashun seestym.

        • Markey Farrell

          ps.. i worked with a ‘journalism major’ at a good-sized hospital (“Clinic”) near Boston. She had no idea where or what the ‘print screen’ button was or did. (A keyboard might be considered important to a ‘journalism major’.) She also bragging about her student loans in default. And, how she voted for Obama because he ‘promised her he was going to fully forgive the debt’.
          Thanks liberals.

          • F. Morales

            I once read some stupid online comments by some guy, so no I assume everyone with the name Markey is a moron.

          • BlackAdamForPresident

            What do you expect from an idiot who replies to himself?

          • liam o'brien

            thank you right winger…or is it fascist?

    • squiggysmom1

      That’s in French; in written English, you can use use either the French phrase, or the English “in mass.”

    • GroundhogDay

      That’s the first thing I spotted. Along with cursive writing, Grammar is not taught in school anymore.

  5. ladyxx

    Isn’t Dallas a sanctuary city??

    • Dell

      Texas is a narco state, not just a sanctuary. It’s a narco state going nowhere but DOWN since the proliferation of illegal immigration.

  6. Mr Poitier

    Time to fire that Chief

  7. Pieter Brons

    That happens when you cant trust on the politics. Thats when you feel your walkin in drift sand

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