WFAA is reporting that the City of Dallas is set to hire its first female police chief.
Sources have told the news station that Dallas city manager T.C. Broadnax has hired Detroit Deputy Chief Ulysha Renee Hall to serve as the first female police chief for the Dallas Police Department.
According to the Texas Tribune, while serving with the City of Detroit, Hall oversaw the creation of a neighborhood policing program. The City of Dallas is reporting that during Hall's tenure with Detroit, the city saw a 40-year-low in homicides.
Hall was one of eight finalists vying to replace Dallas Police Chief David Brown. The finalists for the role included: Dallas Deputy Chiefs Malik Aziz and Rick Watson, Dallas Assistant Chief Gary Tittle, Seattle Deputy Chief Carmen Best, Detroit Deputy Chief Renee Hall, Los Angeles First Assistant Chief Michel Moore and Assistant Chief Luther Reynolds of Montgomery County, Maryland. Grand Prairie Chief Steve Dye dropped out of the running for the role.
Hall is expected to begin her duties as police chief on September 5th.